I've decided to stop being a wimp and just tackle it head on. I haven't touched this project in a while because I've known that sooner or later it'd come down to this part, which is far more complex to model than it looks. I'm going for it though, wish me luck.
P.S. If anyone has any official measurements or scans from the set blueprints for this part (or any part of voyagers bridge really), I'd be very interested in seeing them ;)