pics as promised.
the ata alreasy has a pair of rom sockets mounted to it... all i did was to put a single strips of sockets on the rear side to demonstrate my thoughts.
as you can see, it now clears the indi IDC with room to spare!
better yet, it no longer touches the back side of the keyboard
some pins may still need to be bent/removed to clear the corner of the IDC but as i've removed them now i cant test! LOL