Well, I am learning a lot about transmissions. Factory repair manual and some tools goes a long way.
Anyway, I have the trans all taken apart, it looks like the only thing wrong is the plastic inserts on gear shift fork no.3 are worn off on the 6th gear side. Maybe transmission hub sleeve #3 also but it looks ok. I swapped the shift select lever and bell crank over to the lotus trans and will be putting that one back in my car.
So... Is anyone interested in the original (disassembled) transmission or parts? It has about 70k miles on it. I can put it back together with new parts or leave it as-is. All the gears look very good. It would need the shift select lever and cover to use with MR2/Matrix/Camry but I have the shift selector shaft / bellcrank assembly from the lotus/celica, but it would need a hole put in the case.