One trick that might be helpful to some but too late for you is on my 88 Mera I moved my cruise control unit behind my trunk. The Mera is longer and behind the trunk under a cover is about a foot of unused space save the tail lights and reverse lights housings. I spent a length of time in a local junk yard and found a short cruise cable from some (probably GM) car. I made a bracket and inserted the existing cruise cable into one end and the short cable into the other end. It was steel. I probably drilled the ends and filed the holes to be square. Then I made some kind of clamp to clamp the 2 cables together. Works great for many years now. When I first bought my 88 Mera someone at a car show said that is a GM cruise control unit. So I hid it so no one would ever see it again.