Hmm, I think I know what you're saying. I think the only way to keep the connectors is to extend the wires that go to them from the ecu harness, so that the connectors don't have to be underneath the cover plate. That is the main problem is the connectors are too bulky.
I'm gonna go ahead and just hardwire it, and make sure it is nice and tidy this time. I don't think I really need the quick disconnect ability other than testing the eManage unit, which I have already done. :shrug: