@Michael McKelvey Well I got my new latch and installed it from my builder. Works like a charm. FYI, I had to reuse the spring from my old one on the cable side, as which ever car it came from it has a really strong spring which makes pulling the remote cable near impossible to open the latch.
Here is is installed and a pict of how it opens with a good fingers worth open so it does not reclose when the cable is hot.
Honestly now that I have it in my hands the old latch could have easily been modified by simply creating the small plate shown and adding a spring. Look at the first pict you can see the V plate and the RIVET that is missing from the original latch.