Weren't footwell lights deleted mid 98 model year too? Along with those nice net pockets on the back of the front seats. Mine has the foot lamps but its a 5/98 build, so fairly late.'99 tecs fell into the "decontenting" model year. I had an "early-build" that had dual exhust, OD Off button on the shifter, rear sway bar, etc. I also had a "late-build" that had none of those things, lol.
I don't know about you guys, but I feel somewhat uncomfortable about this. It is easy to shrug this off as the actions of a clown, but it would not be the first time we later wish we hadn't.