So, Do you think the clip returns the arm when the tranny is stabbed? ha. The DA's at Chrysler didn't build the tranny, they have in the past and will in the future get shit wrong, recalls.
Do you think the hydraulic pressure in the master/slave system releases when the clutch isn't pushed?
Go out to your Jeep and push the clutch pedal. I bet you feel resistance from the very top. The few inches it takes for the clutch disc to disengage is the distance it takes for the pressure plate to release the disc off of the flywheel.
There exist an approximately 1/16" to 1/8" gap between the face of the throw out bearing and the pressure plate fingers (with the clutch up). Between the spinning pressure plate and the slight spring pressure of the return spring there is enough pressure to overcome the little bit of hydraulics left in the system that is already flowing back to the master cylinder from the pressure plate springs.
I can see that you aren't impressed by what the car maker has to say on the subject, but "just in case" they might know what they're talking about, here's an excerpt from the FSM. Notice that if the release arm brings the throw out bearing "into contact", that it must have been out of contact originally.
If you're still not convinced, I'm done here. BTW, I think I know how a clutch works, I've been doing them for forty years.