Alright. So. I got the starter off. (Is it just me, or is that bottom nut a %$%$*? ><) Anywho; provided I did this right, the starter didn't engage off the car. I'm still going to bring it in and have it benched just to be sure. (I don't trust myself and my results...) I will say this though - -EVERY- symptom that the vehicle had with the starter connected is gone. No half power accessories, all the lights work at full brightness, the fuel pump cycled and primed. Turned key to start and -nothing- happened. (no starter, obviously) but this is different from previous attempts where it would cause everything to fail and go to half/no power. Waiting to hear from a buddy to see if he can run me down to a parts store; but he lives on the other side of town, and works @ 1530.