Is there any way to put this in a custom position(like wordpress hooks)?
There are two positions for horizontal panel:
1) After comments on discussion page
2) After first comment on first discussion page
I know but there's no other way to put it in another position? Like in wordpress with hooks?
You can put panel to another position, you need dig plugin code.
What position do you need?
the position I wanted was in between the "comments" word(left) and comments navigation(right) ... attached a screensot