The wiring is probably not in place for the console. I just put one in my '96 without any problems. Pick up a console unit with its connector,and a temperature sensor and plug on Ebay. You will need to run some wires up to the roof through the left "A" post plastic trim. Removing it will let you pull the wires down between the windshield and IP.
There will be a yellow, pink and black wire there for your dome lights, so you need to pick up an "ignition on" feed for the compass and temp feed. There will also be 2 wires for the temp sensor that need to run up to the front of the radiator support on the LS, Splice the wires to the temp sensor. The biggest pain in the whole job is removing the console without breaking the tabs that hold it in place and getting the screws out of the light fixture. The compass/temp gauge uses a different light unit from the plain console. The plastic gets brittle with age. If you need more info let me know and I will list wire colors etc. for you.