So since I had the interior apart changing the trim color I decided to take a look at some things....
Looking at the wiring diagrams it became immediately evident that this is not a hard thing to incorporate with a few changes/additions.
I wired up a circuit and had two momentary switches mounted on a plate to test everything out.
Put the shifter in D and the car drives as normal.
push both switches and it goes into manual mode (with the shifter still in the D position)
push both switches again and it goes back to auto drive
when in manual mode, either by pushing the shifter to the left or pushing both switches up and down both buttons work as they should.
The shifter can also be used in manual mode (like stock)
So, now that the circuit is done (there are a few articles on the web about how to integrate the paddle shifters using two SPDT relays). My circuit, to incorporate the both paddle switch to manual consists of 2 additional SPDT relays (4 total) and a simple CMOS flip/flop circuit.
Started working on mounting the paddles today (got them yesterday). Again, lots of articles on the web on how to do this. You have to trim the switches and the column mount. Not difficult though, just take your time so you don't have an "oops".
Still need to cut the steering trim piece and relocate the wheel tilt/telescope switch, permanently mount the switches and then bolt everything back together.
I'll post up final pictures when done, probably tail end of next week--shutting down for Christmas!