I feel your agony... as I've been on the sidelines doing my own AFM restoration right now as well. It's taking way way way more time than I anticipated. I've made at least 10 different orders from pinballife and marcospecialities (among others), thinking I finally had "everything". But I just keep finding something else every week.
Funny, I blew the same fuse yesterday (top half of the GI) for the very same reason. I had to let two GI sockets and the two gait mechanisms dangle because my rotisserie also uses the top 1" of the playfield.
Word of warning, measure your plastic posts on those lanes (especially the far left one). Make sure they're no longer than 1.1". I didn't realize that there were two different sized plastic posts. You need the shorter posts for the top lanes (6 in total) and one shorter one for under the plastic on the right side of the mothership (right below the bottom pop bumper). I ended up using a dremel multimax to shave 1/4" off the top as I couldn't find the right sized ones anywhere. The standard sized post will interfere with the install of the center ramp.
I'm now chasing down my own gremlin. Two of my flashers aren't working (mothership and left side high). Can't seem to figure it out. I've confirmed continuity from the board to the socket leads. I fear that it may be a board problem... but maybe someone here can give me some further troubleshooting steps (I checked all fuses, and swapped the flashers for ones that I know are working). Somewhat weird, in that the remaining flashers work fine, but when I run a flasher test, nothing happens on any of the flashers.