Just installed the mirrortap by only removing the homelink panel, not the 4 mirror housing panels. Took 5 minutes and works perfectly. Sure, there is a small amount of visible cable but barely noticeable. Honestly, unless you are installing a smart cord for Escort Live I see no reason to direct wire and not use the mirrortap (I am trying the new Passport with built in Bluetooth). I went with the 15" long 0.08" and it fits perfectly. Thanks OP for the write-up!