The dealer without looking at it yet said clutches are typically not warranty type items when around 29K. I will make sure that I discuss this with the service technician to make a determination if this is a clutch failure that could be covered under warranty because this is going to be expensive to me to get repaired. I will also make sure that I can see the damaged parts and take photos after he gets the transmission removed.
Sorry to hear Paul - 29k is low for a problem like that to happen - pursue it softly - see if you can get anyone to help you with a claim - you might get lucky & get it covered.
Are you going to target a new clutch that will yield a softer pedal feel ? I don't know if you removed the helper spring on the clutch pedal - something I did to give me better clutch engagement feel - but the pedal becomes harder - I would be interested if this is also an issue for you and how the clutch feel turns out afterward.