Ok. This thread popped up on ClubLexus. Credit to maxEX84. It appears to deal with the subject of tricking the ECU to think everything is OK when doing an A650e-to-manual swap. The wiring issue was one of the biggest things I needed to see a solution for before I considered a manual swap. I wanted to post this solution here and see what y'all experts say because the thread hasn't received any attention on CL. I figure if it's the answer to the wiring conundrum then it might have received a little more recognition by now. If that's all it takes to make the ECU chill out, then it's no problem at all.