Thanks guys. I think I finally figured it out. Aaron, if you would, send me a PM with how much you would be willing to cut that pan loose for please.
On a side note, I found some rather strange(to me at least) things once I got the valve body apart and the sep. plate off. Every single place that a check ball was located already had an X scribed into the alum. next to it, as to mark it. I have never had this tranny apart, and from what I can tell, it has only had the fluid/filter service since I did not find the yellow factory plug floating in the pan.
Second, The #8 hole that the 95 plate is not supposed to have, well, I already had it, just had to drill it out a bit and the updated gaskets lined right up.
I have yet to give her a test run, but I did get the rooster spring right at least, since I have access to all gears. I just got it full enough to grab a gear while cycling through, when the rad. called for attention. Here's hoping. I'll find out tonight after work if I did a good job or not.
These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.