Thanks for all comments.
I do have a good relationship with the dealer, as well as a good independent (who worked at the dealer for 10+ years. He left because he lives 40 miles away, which also makes it tough to use him for unscheduled repairs).
I asked for and received the damaged intake manifold. A 'hole' is a poor description. What happened is it cracked along a molded seam. Visible to the eye, it was diagnosed by a smoke test.
Regarding pricing; yes, expensive. Reviewing my invoice shows the parts for the pvc diagnose @ around $325 and 5.5 hours of labor including vacuuming oil out of several cylinders. Add change spark plugs and labor as well as an oil change.
The intake was $650 and labor two hours, down from the shop manual of 3.5 because of the duplication with the PVC service.
Runs like a charm.