I paid $800 for labor to have my swap done... pretty damn good deal if you ask me. I have seen some people quoted as high as $2000 or so. If you buy the engine from the same shop that you are having install it... don't worry about if it's a half cut or clip... then it's their problem. Just make sure you get an outright quote. I know GreddySetGo from http://mr2oc.com just got 2 - 3rd gen clips (year 1997) in.... his shop is selling them as a swap.... with labor... dunno a price though. See if they still have them available if you are serious about this...
1551 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
BTW: I have no clue where you are from.... this could be way too far for you