As previously mentioned, we used the link disavow tool to try and clean up 30-40 low quality links we could not get removed. Our site had never gotten a manual message in GWT's, however it was heavily effected on April 24th.
10/18 - Link disavow list submitted. No email confirmation of receipt or submission. Link disavow list DOES show up in our profile.
10/19 - Reconsideration request sent. (based on our interpretation of FAQ)
10/25 - "No manual spam actions found" message reply from GWT. In addition, there was no mention of the detailed message I provided, or the receipt of the disavow list. The message was identical to other "no manual actions" messages I have seen elsewhere, word for word.