That is just what it sounds like--mechanical linkage operating. I don't mind the sound at all, in fact I like the vibration/noises of the shifter and engine, as this makes the car more fun to me. Just wanted to check that it isn't something loose or damaged. In the driver isolated appliance cars that I've driven for the last ~15 years, almost any noise would have meant that something was amis.
Next I guess I will need to deal with the FRC/fuel line issue. I read the posts on this, and the location of the rubbing problem is at the back side of the engine (i.e. facing the firewall) on the driver's side, and I correct? When I first popped the hood, I saw where the fuel line enters the driver's side of the FRC, but here there is a large gap between the FRC and the line, so I didn't think that this was the right location.
Do you know of any other issues that need addressed for 06's?