I got it working... sort of.
As mentioned above, the google maps is less functional due to having the right hand 1/4 of the screen dominated by... the clock? WTF??? Also, the screen is dimmer for some reason making it more difficult to see the reduced size map in the daylight.
Also as mentioned above, not all PID's work. I was able to get the full bolt pid list available, but some of them do not display even when selected.
Most annoying of all, when playing my podcasts through my phone, the volume cycles from normal to "half mute" like it would normally reduce playback volume when google maps is giving audible information... but I have google maps muted and the volume cycling is too rapid to be a response to google maps, ie: not happening 2 miles from a turn at highway speeds, it just cycles all the time annoying the crap out of me.
I wish that AA just provided an interface between the phone and the car, rather than acting as an arbiter of what apps you have access too. If I could just run the apps I chose through AA (my chosen podcast app, torque pro, a few others) life would be grand.
PS: I will play with it a bit more, but if the problems are not resolved I will abandon it and go back to generic AA.