Well I did some pokin around and have learned:
YJ Wrangler - Jeepiki - Jeep Wiki
From 1987-1989, the standard manual transmission was the light-duty Peugeot BA10/5 5-speed. Beginning in 1990 and through the end of the YJ production run, 4-cylinder models received an Aisin AX-5 5-speed while 6-cylinder models received the stronger Aisin AX-15 5-speed. In 1994, the slave cylinder on manual transmissions was moved outside of the transmission's bellhousing to allow for easier replacement.
For all years, the only automatic transmission offered was the AMC/Chrysler TorqueFlite 904 3-speed transmission. Prior to 1994, 4-cylinder models were manual-only.
So can someone fill me in on what my options are? If I have to keep the manual trans I will. But I know how my back is....the auto will be better over all for me. I know alot of people own these years and have broken these transmissions. Someone please give me some info.