Are the tie rods torqued to 35 lbs? The stud looks a little short into the nut. I can't tell by the picture if your tie rods are hitting the frame.
When you drop the center link see if you can turn the steering box by hand. Remove the plugs in the hydraulic lines, but put a rag over the fittings and a catch can under the box. She may be a spitter.
You might gain a little clearance by loosening the box and prying forward on it while you tighten.
Is that your original center link? If it's a CCP, Chuck it if you have clearance issues.
Measure center hole to hole on your pitman arm and Idler arm. Tomorrow I can measure mine when I get home in the pm. Unless someone else can check theirs before then.
In the pictures, notice the drop to clear the oil pan and the short end of the centerlink is closest to the steering box. I don't think flipping is an option. From what I can see you have it correct. Normally, with both tires off the ground, I can turn the steering by cranking on the tire.