Yes, I know that you really can't see the stereo in the dash picture.
I went round and round with the installer over where to put the CD changer, and we finally found that it ~just~ fit behind the seat. He had to cut a small piece of the floor trim out, but it was worth it to have the changer out of the way and not have to sacrifice any storage space. And I can reach it from the seat if I have to, but I wouldn't want to try it in traffic.
I also had all of the speakers replaced.