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A Z18XE is identical for manual or auto trans.
Fit your flexplate to the new engine, the rest should reverse of removal.
Use your original computer, not the donor.
The flexplate is the drive plate between the engine and the automatic transmission torque convertor.
A manual transmission has a flywheel for the clutch to bolt up to.
Hence the swapping of the driveplate.
Other than that, straightforward for many mechanics to do.
They should also use your computer, it is bolted to the intake manifold, since there will be no immobilizer security issues, and the new donor engine should fire up normally.
During the swap, some hoses etc should be changed etc as needed, so allow for some extras.
I hope this helps you.
How are you going with your daughters engine swap?
I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.