bobfbigman, thanks for all you help... i had so much apart today it was rediculous! I found the sensor and replaced it after i realized it was covered by the heat rap. Ended up getting it from drivers side underneath. If I had not tore so much off the top of the engine it would have only taken me two hours or so... oh well next time I know. Thanks again to all that responded and helped! Road test tomarrow.
drove the truck early this morning and was really surprised with the differance! Less throttle needed to achieve the same power, truck was idling smoother than it has in over half a year! Power comes on very linear without the boggish dead spot I was feeling between 40 and fifty mph. She purs like a lion right now. Im keeping my fingers crossed and knocking on wood right now hoping this was the issue for the surgeing and bad idle.... the next couple weeks will tell. But today Im thrilled so far and drinking far to many beers to celebrate!