I have to wonder if that male connector dash with console appeared in later mail order vehicles that would normally have the female type without console because the mold for the no console dash was in another country being used for something else like the Action Force SAS jeeps or the Funskool versions. We need to find someone to give a good look at an Action Force SAS jeep and if my theory is accurate, it will have the female dash with no console. Also if this theory is correct, then the later mail order Stinger with the variant color scheme will have the male dash with center console.
Hopefully I can get back to the warehouse this weekend or early next week and check some more. I have one of those 1998 Rattler jeeps with the blue camo on it and it has never been played with so its wheel and dash will be original to it. Also have a couple of extra Stingers I can check that will all be either Store bought or early mail order that are identicle to the store bought.
We shall get to the bottom of this one way or another.