Two season's ago I chose PT through the ski season and then surgery in the spring. The issue was different (bad shoulder) but the similarities are that I put up with the pain and annoyance for a long time; about 10 years.
Unless it is screwing up your life (sleep), I would put my faith in PT and then do surgery in the spring. If it is affecting your health or ability to make money, I would go for the quickest recovery protocol. Since I dealt with my pain for so long, I didn't mind putting it off a few more months. The got worse year after year; kind of crept up on me to the point of "I really got to do something about this!" The down side was that the MRI I had done in November showed no tear to the rtc. They just needed to shave the bone above the bursa sac (surgery is called SAD). Half way through the season I fell and it tore the RTC 90% (found that out when I came out of surgery). I had told my OS about it ahead of time and since the surgery was already scheduled, we kept to the schedule. I knew something else was wrong because it felt different. I went into surgery thinking I was going to be in a sling for a week and came out of surgery and was in a sling for 6 weeks. Big difference.
The point being that the only reason the rtc tore was because my rtc tendons had degenerated so bad because I put it off so long. If I did the same fall on the other side, it is very unlikely that the left rtc would have torn.
You also have to consider how much pain you're in too. Because I'm an idiot I adapted my life around the pain. Couldn't even get a glass out of the cabinets because I couldn't hold the weight of the glass above my shoulder. Back in 2006 the PT thought I was left handed because I had lost so much strength on the right side. Even though it's been over a year since surgery and all is well, I still use my left arm as the strength arm for certain things because it feels odd not to. Like trying to cross your arms with a different one on top. So, don't put it off that long.
Good luck. Its a roll of the dice,