To be clear here, you'd swap the WHOLE faceplate, incl the circuit board. Just as long as the connectors are in the same place and size.Well it looks like I am down to only one option.
I took apart both radios and the face plates don't look to be interchangeable. The screws for holding down the board are different. The newer radio has what looks like a lighted panel between the buttuns where as my old one doesn't.
Also, the USB port is wired directly into the main board. It is not a separate unit.
So, I picked up some paint and will attempt to paint the new radio face plate. I will be doing this over the next couple of weeks. I will post pics of before and after.
However, if the USB is non-movable and you don't have the soldering skills to desolder (and remote) it, then painting is your only option. Just be aware that the button and screen lighting won't match your old radio.