Much better with the solenoid under the hood! Are you going to put a case or something over the exposed wire connections?
I just received a Roadless Gear inside winch mount and I'm hoping to get it installed in the next few weeks. Not sure if you've thought about doing this or not. My solenoid's under the hood as well, but I'm not sure if I want to have to pop the hood to use the winch, so I went ahead and ordered the inside cab switch. I can bring it out Sunday if you want to have a look at it.