I just went down to the corporate store that was nigh useless last week and they had the new Note 7's in stock and switched mine out. The staff working today were great. They were fast and got me out of there within 20-30 minutes.
I just now realized that they did not mention any $25 bill credit, but I will call Verizon tomorrow and get that sorted out.
I am just glad this nightmare is over.
I wish good luck to the rest of you in getting your phones swapped out.