I am really sorry to hear about all the hassle you went through, just to get a lift. I guess we are blessed here south of Fort Worth. We have a great Jeep store,(Jeep Outfitters), that we can order anything we need very quickly. The owners are very helpful, and run lifts on all of their Jeeps. They have even added a two bay garage, to actually do the work for you, if you aren't mechanically inclined. It is a shame that there aren't great shops like this in every town.
I have never met two, more stand up guys, than the ones that own this store.