Fantastic writeup! I really enjoyed reading it.
I had two thoughts:
1) This could prove really useful in the future, and
2) I pray to God I won't need to perform this fix.
Also the comment about your "favorite little person" was priceless. I always need someone like that whenever I work on a car. Usually it is my daughter.
2009 Saffron Elise
1986 Toyota Tercel - RIP Oct 20/2012