Did get a car wash (big whoop), and so far A/C works as expected. But I do have another gripe.
My car is Premium II AWD, and going around a corner while accelerating, there is at times a shuddering feeling, as if the front and back wheels are not working together as they should. This isn't a deal breaker, but for the money, it should work better. However, after researching this problem, it seems that it might be major surgery to fix this AWD problem, which is apparently not uncommon to many AWD cars, and I'm just not ready for another extended hassle with the dealer service dept. right now.
The loaner the dealer gave me was FWD, and it steered and performed much smoother than my AWD. I'll know better next time.