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Default Re: I didn't have/haven't had the time to....

Either. Grammatical form expresses meaning - as you say. Here both meanings match a possible view of the event, and so both could be used. The choice is up to the speaker.

You never choose to use a grammatical form. You choose to express a meaning - and then use the grammatical form which expresses that meaning.
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