Ok, from the angle I was looking at, it appears recessed, sorry about that.
That being said, the CDC panel made for the '10-'12 has a projection from the back of it, that will not like it fit the '13/14. The vendor's suggestion was for me to cut out the bump in my decklid, but I refused to do that, in case I wanted to go back to the stock panel.
Sorry for any confusion.
your talking about the cdc panel with no faux emblem right? i think they made those like the rtr decklid panel, where you would actually have to cut out the protuding portion of the trunk (where the faux cap goes) before you can attach the decklid panel (which is dumb).