Lucky for you, I just went through a repair on the special solenoid section of my own Whirlwind machine.
Ok, the upper middle jet bumper is special solenoid #5. The circuits operates around U50 (the NOR gate) For the output to go high (and trigger the coil) both inputs have to be low. So the inputs are pin 2 and 3 of U50. Pin 3 is controlled by the same circuit as the flipper coil. If the flipper coils is engaged, then that input should be low. The other input is controlled by the CPU. The signal originates at U54, and then passes through U45 (a 7407 buffer). From there it goes to pin 2 of the NOR gate at U50 (A 7202).
I learned recently that if any components between the +5v source and the NOR input at pin 2 of U50 are bad, it will cause the signal at the gate to read low, thus triggering the coil. Luckily, there are only SR20, C75, AND ZR8 along the +5v input. With the machine in test mode, the flipper coil should engage, and drop Pin 3 low. You should then measure the voltage at the input of the NOR gate at U50 pin 2. You should get a solid 5 volts. If you are reading something less than that, you know there is an issue with one of the three components along the +5v line.
If the 5v line is ok, I would then check to see if U50 itself is at fault, and then work backwards to U45, and finally U54.
I hope this helps..