Hey, gthang......are you in the Bay Area, CA.......me too..
I recently had my clutch replaced at Concord - Clutch Stop.
I paid $550. Including OEM clutch kit, cable, and resurfucing the flywheel. Actually, it was only $475 for the clutch alone w/o the cable. Hope this help.
I paid around $700 parts and labor for the dealership to do the work on my '95.
I would recommend finding a good independent shop to do the work, and you will save money. Factoring in the loaner car they gave me and the fact that I haven't had any problems with the work the dealership has done for me, I can try to rationalize away the pain my bank account felt.
By the way, I'm new to the forum. Anyone know any good independent shops to recommend in Houston, TX?