Update! I got all the parts in from Mouser yesterday and performed the repair. A word of advice: if you don't already have desoldering wick, get some! I figured my solder sucker would be adequate...what a piece of junk! I had to resort to the ol' heat and pull method.

Anyhow, the repair went well and the monitor is once again instant-on, bright and crisp. just like when I got it 5ish years ago :)

Time to repair: About 1 hour