That's good. The "extra" year does help with resale if sold within the next few years. After 5 or 6 years, though, it matters much less in my experience. Rockwood and Flagstaff seem to make two or three changes throughout the year. sometimes it is simply a change in year, sometimes including minor items (fabric color, add or subtract a cabinet, etc) and sometimes fairly major (like when they changed the bunkends). Oftentimes, the dealers themselves are surprised by these changes. The next change will be in the late summer.
That lower dash position is also where I installed my P3 in my Sequoia. I looked at the pocket you refer to but also decided not to put it there. I like to keep that open for other items and I find that the P3 doesn't get in the way with it above the knee.
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens
2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD