Thanks for the suggestions Willhelm.
I did recently purchase a new sending unit.
I have yet to install it due to Finals @ school this week.
The connector to it seems to be fine, I still have yet to rule out a short behind the dash.
I found out some more info on the web: http://home.sprynet.com/~dale02/choke.htm
that my (possibly bad) sending unit could be messing with my idle via a relay. This link was an intersting find. (and could potentially explain some of my idle problems)
At the same website listed above http://home.sprynet.com/~dale02/diagnost.htm
I also found some more interesting information on the diagnostic connectors that will help me to determine what is messing with my choke motor & causing a bad idle. If I manually close my choke plate, I have a perfect idle. (just plain quirky)
Feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your response!