The fork seems to be fine - it will wiggle, just not much. We lubed the fork ends, and the clips holding the throwout bearing were installed correctly. The pressure plate had about 1/32" of material over the wear lines. It was contaminated from the leaking power steering rack (sucked up the breather tube I guess). The input shaft has minimal wear as well (from the worn out pilot bearing).
The shifter bushing is installed correctly (and lubed), the driveshaft is installed correctly (can it be installed incorrectly?) and the carrier bearing bracket is installed properly as well.
I wish I had an engine puller so I could support the weight of the transmission and get it out quicker. Looks like it's coming out today either way.