Looks very nice.
I've had the similar shaped Cobra all-in-one for years - just transferred it over to my YJ from my old 4Runner. Works fine for inter-vehicle or on-ranch use but I haven't every really tried to use it for DXing. (Replaced my full-sized unit to make room for one of those fancy new (1992?) car phones
) in the 4Runner (which seems more like your console) the mic clip was to one side of the shifter boot, so the speaker faced up and toward the driver.
The PO of my YJ left a mic clip screwed to the dash, so that's where I've been hanging it. Good sound from the speaker in that orientation, but it really clutters up the dash. I've been thinking I'll relocated it to the "hollow" between the dash and the door, on or just below the windshield hinge bracket. Either that or fabricate a bracket to hang it below the "black" section of the YJ dash, where it will blend in better.
Another weird installation note that may be irrelevant to your situation: The PO left power leads below the dash with spade connectors - obviously for the CB - so I used 'em. The positive is on the same circuit as the stereos "key on" power lead. When the Cobra unit is disconnected and stowed, the darned stereo won't turn off! It keeps playing for some random period of time after you shut off the Jeep and start to walk away. I kept looking for some fault in the ignition switch. Finally I realized that the problem does NOT happen when the CB is plugged in. There's a capacitor or something in the power supply module that keeps enough charge on the circuit to fool the stereo into thinking that the key is still "on." I've just got in the habit of killing the stereo by bumping the (sound bar - same circuit) dome light after I shut off the engine. Will re-wire to an auxiliary fuse block that I bought but am waiting for some rainy day to install.