the 'lookup' shows you to be valid until
Jan-2007. I, too, have a Tech-Plus from
'86 and just a month ago began my renewal. http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/
you need to "register/signup" and be
assigned a FRN# by the ULS
(it 'requires' your SS#, Online or On paper)
and once you have it,
you can "associate" any/all licenses
that you have or have (commercial) responsibility
... Then within 90-days of expiration,
you can login and request/update your profile
and be ReNewed.
I spent more time fretting about it than
it took to do it. had the paper from FCC
in about 2+ weeks.
Their system knew I was a Tech-Plus
and my upgraded license has
"License Class Converted per 97.21a3"
which documents your 5wpm AND Novice+Tech
The FCC online system will let you print
a "License copy", for documentation purposes.