Friday, noticed the fridge was rising in temp. Ran it through a forced defrost, temp came down a bit, but would not get to normal. Emptied it out, pulled off the evaporator cover and noticed the red fan wire had separated from its connector (corrosion). I found a new evaporator cover and went to replace it today. To my dismay, I discovered that the actual female part of the connector was missing the metal pin that the harness would connect to. So the red wouldn't connect regardless. (the red is the upper left ping of the circled area in the picture).
I've no idea how to get to the piece to replace it, or at the worst, to pull a wire through and connect it directly. So now my $3000(ish) fridge is useless.
Any ideas out there on what I can do? Can I pull this whole thing out somehow? It is not accessible at all from the back. It's oddly not mentioned in the service manual according to someone who tried to help me in a different forum.