I finally got my iPod cable today. Parts called me this morning and said they had it, and I went down and picked it up. I only had the 15 minute ride home to check it out - but it is exactly what I was hoping it would be.
The full integration of the iPod is presented seamlessly, allowing you to scroll through Genre, Artist, Album, Playlist with ease. You also have the multi-demensional ablitity to select Artist ==> Album ==> Song if you like. The sound quality is much better than my previous AUX only solution... could be that they have either tweaked the audio unit for it or the new cable sends a much cleaner signal.
I'll post some additional information when I have a chance to really play with it.
I hope everyone else who's waiting for this cable is getting it soon!
I think it is bad luck to be superstitious