great write up, easily one of the best thought out write ups I've seen in a while. kudos!
I went with Option B - and avoided flushing brake fluid. It took me about 4 hours in total - I dont have a lot of experience. heres some feedback:
I purchased the same trailer harness from O'Reilly:
Hopkins Manufacturing 47965 - Trailer Light Extension | O'Reilly Auto Parts
note, if you are doing this, be aware that the hopkins trailer extension cable is 12 gauge stranded while the SVS brown cables and the yellow/green cable are both smaller - 14 or possibly 16.
I used butt splice instead of splice/solder - my soldering skills are terrible.
Gardner Bender 16 - 14 AWG Butt Splice Heat Shrinks (7-Pack)-AMT-4123 at The Home Depot
In retrospect I'm not sure if this connector is ideal given the differences in the gauges of the wires.
very fiddly work. using an allen key with a short arm really helped - when undoing the bolts on the underside of the ABS most of my time was spent trying to get the key inserted into the bolt. by moving the abs around I could get enough space to rotate the smaller key without removing it.
Dropped several tools deep into the engine bay. I suggest padding out the area around the ABS with towels to catch runaway tools. I had to dismantle the air filter box twice to rescue an escapee.
Things I broke during this fix:
one of the pastic arms on the clips that hold the brake lines to the bulkhead. very hard to maneuver the brake lines back into place without breaking this plastic clip.
intentionally broke two of the four plastic arms that hold the SVS plug to the cover plate. I also needed to widen the two holes in the coverplate to allow the cables to pass through. I left the svs plug out when I put it back together.
now to wait & see if the three amigos return!