UPDATE: It has been a year and everything has been working well. The Autool dector took a dump a week or so in, so I returned it to amazon. and it been working well. Summer and winter. hope this helpsI drinking the cool-air-aid. I was able the source the same fan except under the imperial brand from Advance auto. Made some brackets using and old metal files drawer dividers doubled up. and a sheet metal screw in the bracket as the tab to hold the fan in place. Then used self tapping metal screws to hold it in. There seems to be an alum. bar under the plastic on the top and the plastic on the bottom proved a good grip for the screws.
I was about to use spade connectors to the original fans pigtails, but decided to cut it off and solder the leads together. If I have to bring the car to Smart and have them do the "official & correct" repair having the reconnect the original pigtail should not cost that much more.
I purchased the Autool X50 PLUS Multi-Function Car OBD Smart Digital Meter & Alarm from amazon and watched the temp. So far so good and the fan comes on with the AC as it should.
My one main concern. The original fan was still semi functional but was making noise. so even though it's not under power when the new fan pushed air past it it's still going to spin, and would not that spinning cause any rubbing and rad damage?
In my limited testing i do not hear it moving so we'll see. The repair is a sound mod and and the wires of the original fan and the after-market are the same gauge so i do not feel the new fan will overload the cars electrical system.