The autopilot instrument was definitely "dead". It had moisture behind the screen as you can see here. It's a sealed unit (haha, not really sealed, right???) so there's nothing we can do about it.
So we broke out nearly another BOAT unit (Break Out Another Thousand) and ordered an upgraded instrument to replace this one.
Isn't it lovely??
I think I'll really like the "knob" verses the right/left buttons.