Thank you Soooo much! It all makes sense now. I had some ideas about it but trial and error is a painful process when it comes to electrical. I really appreciate the help. I'm pretty good with non-electrical stuff in the remodel so I'll do my best to pay if forward when I see someone else needing help.
thank link doesn't work. if you want a working dabbleboard link for others to join there's a little "invite others" button on the right hand side. just click that and it should give you a proper link. you can register for free too and I think that keeps your board open.