No the early ones had bolt on yokes., The NP205 is a 1pc case with the 2 shift rails protruding from the front side of the case above the front yoke. The NP203 is a 2pc case with the shifter boss coming out on the passenger side just behind the transmission coupling.
Thanks KJ. It sounds like one of my transfer cases that I thought was a 203, must be an early 205. It has two
plunger type shift controls pointing forward on the passenger side above the yoke, like you described. I wasn't sure if it was a 203 that had been converted to part-time, or what. Thank you for your reply.