I found the AIM section that I was telling you about:
b.) If the holding pattern is charted and the controller doesn't issue complete holding instructions, the pilot is expected to hold as depicted on the appropriate chart. When the pattern is charted, the controller may omit all holding instructions except the charted holding direction and the statement "as published." Controllers shall always issue complete holding instructions when pilots request them.
I think the italic part is the answer you were looking for, right?