Steve, Sorry to hear of your troubles. Did you mean Jack Daniels?
I don't know about, nor can I speak for, smaller tranny shops not doing the snap ring fix.
I work at a small independant shop and we do that fix, as long as the rest of the trans seems to be in good working order.
That means.... the fluid is not burnt, and the symptom (no OD) came on suddenly in an otherwise normal working trans.
Sorry, I don't know anyone in your area. I'm in Alberta Canada, so kinda far from there.
Maybe call every trans shop you can find in the yellow pages that are near you, and ask if they will do the fix?
There's gotta be someone nearby that can/will do it.
Hope you find someone, Good Luck!