I had previously re bent the MFWD levers on my 1025R's to make them at least a little more intuitive to grasp. But it still wasn't where I wanted it to be. I'm in and out of 4 WD continuosly. So I made another modification which seems to be where the lever should be.
I had a couple pieces of 1/2" steel rod kicking around from another project, along with 2 - 1/2" coupler nuts. I drilled out the threads from the coupler nuts to accept the 1/2" rod.
Then removed the plastic knob from the MFWD lever.
Put the spare rod in the bench vice and bent it to the shape I wanted.
Cranked up the MIG welder and welded the coupler nut to the 1/2" rod and then welded that assembly to the existing lever on the 1025R.
Painted the plastic knob orange.
All told, I bet it took me an hour to do both machines, and that's with fiddling around trying to find the position I preferred.
This is what Deere should have done to begin with.
Edit: Alternatively one could have also just put threads on the 1/2" rod and threads on the existing lever and then just screwed the parts together, but that seemed like way too much work for this guy. But if you don't have access to a welder then this is another option. Cheers.