Just because people say something in a lot of places online doesn't mean it's not true, and doesn't mean it's not OK to say it on MDC.
I think it's great that some women have had footling breech deliveries and their babies are fine. However, there is no management technique for footling breech deliveries that will keep the umbilical cord from being compressed, or guarantee that the cervix is sufficiently dilated to allow the baby's head to pass through. Research is not a magic talisman that makes your body behave the way you want it to. A midwife's experience is not a forcefield protecting an umbilical cord. The safety of a baby in a footling breech presentation during vaginal delivery comes down to luck. Personally, I wouldn't choose it. Other people are more comfortable with luck. Other people have been lucky.
There's also a story in this thread about a woman who wasn't lucky at all. She had personal, spiritual reasons for staying out of the hospital, but I don't think she was stupid, and I don't think she was out of shape or unhealthy or unprepared for labor, and it's my hope that she had a skilled and compassionate midwife - I have no reason to believe she didn't. Her tragedy happened because even the world's greatest midwife and the world's healthiest, most-informed mom can't reliably make a footling breech baby come out right.
You interpret the blessingway photos differently than I do, and while you haven't commented on the Term Breech Trial, I'm guessing that you don't feel it's convincing in re. the safety of c-section birth over vaginal delivery for breech babies. I think it makes a pretty clear case for the benefits of c-sections for breech delivery. I don't feel half so strongly about frank breech babies, where the presenting part is often the same size as the head, as I do about footling breech. Clearly, I feel pretty strongly about footling breech presentations. Clearly you do too. I think the best possibility would be for the OP's baby to turn.
When my own dd was breech at 37 weeks (which wasn't for long - she doesn't appear to have had strong feelings about it), and I desperately wanted to avoid a c-section, I found the information on spinningbabies.com very helpful. For some reason, having her head-up was really hard on my lower back - I got one of my martial arts teachers to help me with some wall-assisted yoga poses that provided a lot of relief and I think might have helped her flip. I wouldn't recommend joining a martial arts class at 38 weeks, but a prenatal yoga teacher might have some helpful suggestions.