This morning, my dad (retired A&P mechanic, genius) and I looked at the downloaded drawings and removed the VW door panel. It’s quite a nice mechanism, but one of the plastic “feet” that raises the window is broken and doesn’t look like a user-replaceable item. So, the window is taped shut, in the up position, and we’ve got a Monday appointment with the other VW service center (who were much nicer: faith restored).
And this project’s new tool? a Torx bit from Craftsman.