Any way to speed up array and mirror modifiers?

might have to open the gif in a new tab for it to play.

All of the instruments cluster in the cockpit are parented to the on on the bottom left.

Most of the small buttons use arrays. The back plates use a combination of array and mirror modifiers. When I try to move them the view port is slow.

Is there a way to speed it up? Is there an add-on that can change the array to instances, would that be faster?