It just so happens that I purchased the most inexpensive display replacement I could find. Moved all of the old parts over to the new display (Home button, ear speaker etc..) and everything works as it should. Including the fingerprint sensor.
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There should be a step inserted between steps 5 & 6. Or an addition to step 5. *After releasing the small ribbon cable from the mother board, the piece just to the right of that small ribbon needs to be unsecured from the mother board as well. It is glued down and can easily be pulled from the board. I almost ripped it off of the because I thought it was supposed to remain attached to the mother board as that step is not documented here. If one is just going to throw the frame and digitizer away, this would not be an issue, but I am going to place it on another phone after replacing the front glass.
Correcrion, there are 7. One more at the top left corner of the battery tray. The last 3 screws are slightly larger than the first 4.
There are 6 screws on mine. One at the top and the other directly across from that on the other side of the battery at the bottom. These two screws are covered with a small adhesive sticker that says “seal". Those stickers need to be removed so the Phillips screwdriver can be inserted to remove them.