I did drop them a line, closed on the weekend. There's another shop in shoreline I've seen suggested here too I will track that down on Sunday if I have the time.
Regarding the dealer, we bought the car aware of the possible transmission issues and my wife wanted to be sure that a corporate shop was watching the car; she also needed the loaners that come with service there. She's moved on to the next car, better for her long-*** commute.
Evaluating the small awd suv candiates, the Forester is still appealing from several angles. But this is now going to be my car and the soft ride and no manual transmission means it is not to my taste. My taste has a $2000 override.