not really to change the shifter seal all you do is take the shift lever off and pop out the old seal the put the new seal on, seat it and reinstall the shift lever. fork seals are not that simple or quick and if you do one fork seal you may as well do the otherI'm thinking that's a better scenario than the shifter seal.
I have the extended warranty on mine. You might want to break into some of your "first holy communion" money you've been saving and get it online.. LOLI believe he has an '08, C. My 08 ,purchased in Feb, 09 is up soon. Don't know if the wife will go for the $500 dollars extended warranty.