long story short is the transmission fill plug is rounded off and not even the "easy out" for messed up bolt head will do the trick. someone suggested i just remove the VSS and fill the transmission though the VSS hole. from diagrams it looks like i wont be able to remove the VSS from the outside of the transmission. so im going to have it towed to a shop and have them torch off the fill plug bolt. anyone have any thoughts? thanks for your input!