Decided to get a second opinion on the noise after it starting to annoy the **** outta me. Tech said it sounds like it's the turbo. He took an audio clip and sent it over to another VW place to get confirmation if they can go ahead and swap it.
Even if it isn't the turbo and they change it, at least I get a new one installed before the warranty is up!
Will update again when I get an update from the dealer.