yes it will fit, but there are two problems. The base of the boot for the shifter will hang out. (it can be cut). The back of the console will bolt down, with a small gap, but you will have to rig up something for the front.
I know from experience, I have a 96 manual and put a 98 manual console in.
Now I am real bitter because I found a driver seat that matches the center console and my interior for 50 bux. If I got the console and seat I could put them in now because they match my stuff I already have.