I just fixed the reinforcement bracket. It was not bad at all. It took about an hour and half to fully finish the job.
The original piece was a crappy plastic arm that broke. The new piece for my '07 was all metal which is nice. I am thinking of just replacing the passenger side with a new one as well. It is starting to feel a bit "tense" when we open that door.
I appreciate all of the help from this forum. I'm very thankful not only for the advice, but for a fully operational door again!!!