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Right side of the trunk near the tail light.
The cradle referred to is the engine cradle. Expensive and time consuming job. Check with a dealer and a couple of independent garages to an idea of cost.
Check the fuses in the two fuse locations for the HVAC blower. The control unit may also be at fault or the blower motor has given up.
This is called the "pink thingy" disease. A small piece of pink plastic breaks in the shifter mechanism and prevents shifter movement to any gear. Up until a few years ago, the complete shifter ($300+)was the only repair method. Now the piece is available separately ($15).
Replacing the shocks is a 20 minute job. Very simple and can be done without special tools. Remove the wheel, loosen the two upper bolts, remove the single lower bolt. Remove the upper bolts and remove the shock.
For one thing, the TPMS sensors do not need to be "activated". They self calibrate after driving for a couple of minutes. The 2006 north American TPMS sensors operate at 315Mhz so check to see if that was installed. All export LX bodies used a different frequency and in 2008 the north American frequency changed.
No special tools are required and removal is very easy. Have something under the bumper cap to support it when all of the fasteners are out. The reverse sensor wires won't be stretched and you can get at them easily.