That's very interesting. I get the impression from the episode that they are moving bow to stern. And yet, on your in situ
model, I like the starboard placement better, as it seems a more natural angle to have an observation deck at. We do know the volume the windows look out over is the Flight Deck, though, as Kirk says as much to Lenore, so we can't say it's some hangar area forward of the Flight Deck.
I guess I'm unclear about where the forward wall is on your Flight Deck.
Part of me does like the Portside placement actually, but I have to wonder, what are the windows overlooking?