I wouldnt cut. The way i see it, is if its there then there is a reason. Many on the forum where saying that it disconnects with 2 torx screws. I took a closer look and it is definitely welded in there.
Im pretty sure if there was god forbit an accident, insurance company wouldnt take too kindly too the fact that you cut what seems to look like a "structural crossbar" from beneath a seat....
I am ready to look for alternatives although so far i see none
I find it funny how jeeps seem to be a puzzle and there are parts for just about everything but when it comes to a simple lock box we all seem puzzled (see what i did there with the work "puzzle"? lol)
If anyone has any ideas id be grateful.