Posted some pics of under the front hood looking up.
Here is what I see. The long black channel is the defroster vent.
What you are looking at is the underside of the dashboard where it hangs over the open area of the radiator, battery, etc. This would be the area of the dash that is closest to the windshield.
Gary, Cindy, Reacher (Maine Coon), and Vivian (in spirit only now).
Retired: July 31st, 2013 and loving it.
2011 Coachmen Encounter 37 TZ pulling a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Many upgrades, additions, mods, and changes.