Centre console Series 2 XJ6

Good day all
I’m reinstalling the centre console after the restoration and despite much finessing the console falls short by approx 8-10mm to be able to screw into the brackets behind either side of the seats. I don’t want to force anything but I’ve been firm in pushing it forward. There’s no obvious hang ups. The venting pipes, switched and wiring aren’t obviously the cause.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

Did it… no need to respond. Slow and steady wins the race …