Good to know Tom. Sounds like it may work, although I’m not sure. I might go with the theme hack for now, so I can get the site pushed out, and then take a look at the new add-on when you release it and revert back to a clean theme with its addition.
This is what I’m going for, by the way (see the “About” “Sponsor” and “Contact Us” widgets).
Essentially, I’m just moving the “footer-widgets” div inside the “primary” div – right before the “main” div. So the footer widgets become “header” widgets, but don’t take up the full width of the screen, they run just right of the left navigation bar.
Look forward to seeing the add-on update! Thanks for your work!