After weeks of distractions, I finally took the car apart to figure out what went boom on inspection day. Turns out the 8 bolts that hold the drivers side drive shaft to the transmission came loose, totally separating the drive shaft from the transmission output on the drivers side.
So, it was a pretty easy fix to re-assemble that section. This time I applied Locktite to the threads of all the bolts. It seems strange that all 8 would loosen up to the point of falling out, but whatever. Its fixed now.
I charged it up and put 30 miles on in the last 24 hours running errands.
Glad to be back on the road and ecstatic that the transmission was not the issue!
Now I just have to get the car inspected before the end of them month which is when my license tabs expire!