Hi there. When I customized my dashboard with the CF vinyl, I unbolted the accessories from the panel. When I reassembled it, I accidentally tightened one screw too tight and it formed a "dimple" or pimple. That might be what happened to yours, somebody may have tightened it too much.The climate control panel on my most recent gen 1 insight (2000 MT) has a pimple molded in just below and between the defrost and recirculation buttons. It is like a Braille dot. The other 5 gen 1 insights I have owned did not have this blemish. Is this car from Mars or what?
Does your pimple stick outward? Or is it inwards? If outwards, then my explanation is probably the answer. If inwards, then I don't know.