Someone needs to send one of us a 2017 wheel with center trim so we can verify once and for all that it's:Did some more research on this and it looks like keeping the paddles on the column is very possible and is actually easier as it makes for a true plug and play installation if that's the preferred setup. Converting to the new steering wheel mounted paddles is when things start getting more complicated by some degree with the wiring. The paddles on the 2017+ seems to just clip-on and modular so that's an easy removal.
1. Plug and PLay
2. Steering buttons work
3. Paddles can stay on the column
And then post up the info here!! :shiftdrive: