It seems that these are very common symptoms with these engines. I have yet to dig into it since my hiatus from the thread. The car is parked in my fathers shop and I have been replacing the suspension. Front is done, brakes and body work next before I dig back into the engine.. by then, I'll have so much money in the thing I'll be determined to get it running right.
From what so many of these threads have concluded, vacuum is very important to this car. My problems began with a busted tee, and continued after I replaced all lines/solenoids. I grabbed an EGR position sensor from a Upull yard and it ohmed the same, so I've ruled that out. It's possible that after all the messing around the engine bay that some wiring was messed up, but I'm just hypothesizing. I'll hopefully tear the motor down this winter and get to the bottom of things. Not sure what to tell ya bud, these engines are a trip. If I reach any breakthroughs, I'll let the forum know.