Do you mean swipe right from the main screen, the search box above the profile picture?
If yes, I can search there and drop the drop down to "user" but I can't specifically find my friends. Just all users with that name, friends or not... Or if I leave it as "everything" it shows posts by people with that name..
Well if you can't see the list of your friends on the friends view I think that the API are blocking the friends that have not installed fast. This is something new they have made it, only games can get friends list I am sorry about that, fb sucks