Thanks to both of you!
Thanks. I will remove the transmisison boot to see how much space I have.
I am planning to bore out that tray under the cupholders, and create custom fit cupholders for my car because I don't like any of the options on the market (including the OEM cupholders).
The problem I have with the OEM cupholders is that it is about 1" deep which means if you have any cup filled with more than 2" liquid then the cup will flip in corners as the weight shifts. So if I can bore the tray out and create a custom cupholder that will add say 1"-2" to the OEM cupholders, then it will be good enough.