Thanks 5.0, we like her!
I got rid of the pole because I never liked it...
Don't like have something in the way when loading unloading large items in the bed.
Don't want more places for mulch, dirt, and rocks to get trapped when hauling them.
Finally aesthetically to me looks more appealing to have whole bed lined uniformly.
I cut the tabs off in order to get the lip of the panel to be able to slide under the trim completely. Either the tabs needed cut off or the panel needed some cutting done. I chose the tabs.