Alright guys so the shock is the same part number from the 1500's and 2500/3500 for 2019, we are talking the OEM system that is installed behind the tail lamp and the shock that just clips into place.
I have the lower mount part number which is actually just a revised left side tailgate hinge which has the stud that sticks out for the shock to clip on (and I can't imagine both tailgate hinges were changed completely for 2019 design?)
Here is a picture of the left side hinge ($25): Part number 68312519AD
OEM Tailgate shock 82215550AB ($40-45)
The only thing is finding the top mount, it looks like its welded on a piece of sheet metal which isn't the biggest deal, as long as you have the right size ball socket to "snap on" you could technically just drill a hole and mount a stud (or weld, if you want more permanent) - what I'm trying to find is what part of sheet metal the top mount is on, it could be a small piece that is inexpensive and might need some paint, or the stud portion could be removed and retrofitted inside the tail lamp portion and work like OE.
Wondering why I would try to figure out how to retrofit the OE part system instead of the $30 DeeZee?
-May be helpful to future members
-Could be helpful for guys who don't like how the DeeZee comes setup, more parts to fail (nutsert etc)
-Want the reliability of the OE mount and shock setup and how its invisible once the tailgate is opened (unlike the DeeZee)
Thanks if anyone can lend a hand I am more than willing to be the guinea pig to buy the hinge and shock and try it out once I figure out the top mount!