I will give it a shot....found some info on the APIM or the ACM, neither one are cheap fixes.
thanks for the updateSo update on my radio. I pulled the radio out and took it in to United Radio (Electronics repair place near me) They had to re-solder some connections and the radio is now working with no issues. It cost 172 dollars to have them fix it but I like my stock radio (really I just like the 10 presets for the radio) and it comes with a 1 year warranty. I dropped it off after work Thursday and they had it fixed less than 2 hours later. Picked it up Friday and had it back in the truck just after I got home.
IT is happening more and more often now. The smack to the faceplate (AKA Fonzi style) brings it back up and runningNo problem. When I first started having issues it might happen once a month. Then it was once every 2 weeks then every week to every couple of days. Undoubtedly it will get worse and worse, I stretched mine out for a good 6 months before it was starting to become consistent problem. I did look on ebay for a used radio. There were a few that would have fit and were a little cheaper but having mine fixed got me a 1 year warranty so that was worth the few extra bucks to me.