I called the dealership earlier today and they weren't quite finished with the F150, so I went out and loaded some .45 ACP while awaiting their call. They called about 11:30 and said I could pick it up, so I had Milady take me to Marler to retrieve my pickup. Surprisingly, Marler Ford came in under budget on the repairs and I was pleasantly surprised about that. The service manager told me that the work was warranted for 12 months or 12,000 miles, and for a pickup truck with 188K miles on the odometer, that isn't bad.
The ride home was uneventful, the truck ran great, and now it's is back in the driveway.
Now, if I can just figure out why that Check Engine light is lit on the Mercury, I'll be a happy camper.