If reading this right, you don't favor the dirt/germ catching tendencies of cloth (carpet?) Instead of the most destructive solution, why not shampoo the rug real well once and just grab any one of the many mats available from Griots Garage or Auto Sports Specialties types stores, nice pricey jute, cocoa, even all the vinyl options from Weathertech. Other than that the tranny hump and door sills aren't that "hi-traffic" after all.
\'96SS SOB: SSRI, Herter Tune, Tri-Y II, , 3000 Edge, F/HO bars, METCO extendeds with CV MMC, Bilsteins, currently Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (315/35 rear). Finally, wait for it... LT-4 knock module!
\'96FWB BUW-Butt Ugly White: PCMPerformance tune, HDFA w/ swissed filter, 1/2 SLP s.s. catback with H- and Flow Super 50s, oem opti rebuilt 3 times, SS Bars, METCO LCA, Airlift 1000, Monroe SS, PowerTrax No-Slip, CTS wheels with +1 rubber. Finally, yes again... LT-4 knock module!