LOL. So.... getting back to the Nissan shifter.....
Out of idle curiosity I made it a point to figure out how the center console is put together and as the Staples big red button would say,
"THAT WAS EASY".
The shiny black top just lifts off, as it's being held down with spring clips.
The whole shifter assembly is held in a cozy bracket with two screws.
I haven't gone any further since I was on my way home at the time, but it looks like the whole shifter assembly can be rotated 180 degrees without changing or altering anything except perhaps the wire harness. It may cause a problem if its too short and or not centered on the bottom of the assembly which is where the actual switching takes place.
The whole thing is an interesting mechanical curiosity. Its worth the while to pop the lid and take a look at it.
You cant break anything doing it, unless your a total klutz. And you don't even need any tools to do it.
Another issue might be the shift knob itself. It is designed with a groove around the front to fit your fingers. I don't know how easy that will be to change around.( If at all).
I'll be taking a longer harder look at it as soon as I have enough time to play.