Display event thumbnail and limit access to events using shortcode

Need the ability to limit Events+ category archives and individual events to specific Membership 2 membership levels.

Using something like the following, the categories can be limited:

[ms-protect-content id="16"]
[eab_archive category="free"]
[/ms-protect-content]

However, using the template variable in the shortcode has been problematic and I can't get the event thumbnail to display.

Also, need the "I'm attending" and "Maybe" buttons changed to be conditional based on whether the member has paid or not.