Shifting the lever to the left (automatic) puts you in sport mode, then from the left position if you shift up that puts you in manual. Both of these modes should bypass auto/stop.
Regarding the roof, if you press "up," one click, the roof goes slightly ajar for ventilation. If you press backwards and "hold," once it will open all the way. Reverse to close, both "one" click.
Last edited by wdlv; 04-04-2012 at 06:15 PM.