UPDATE TO A/C PROBLEM!
I got hooked up with a VOB tech and he solved my problem. (SEE original post above). It turns out he found an "undocumented enhancement" that was made to the A/C wiring. Apparently there is a fuse that is attached in line, on the harness. It's located somewhere under that dash,bundled up with the wiring around the steering column, not in the fuse box.... It must be documented SOMEWHERE or I don't think he would have found it. Why the 2 Bozo's in Stirling couldn't find it, I don't know.....
I guess everyone has figured out that the German engineers never intended us to have A/C and grudgingly added it on to the American models. That's apparent since they never backlit the little"snowflake" button.
I don't know if this fuse applies to all of the Z models....mine is a 2000 MRoadster and, I believe, the dash arrangement is quite different in the standard Z3's....
A final thought though too..... It's still spring! The top won't go back up until it hits 90+ 'round here and the A/C is ultimatly tested.