Well, all the parts for the rear axle are slowly coming in various ups shipments.
After a long argument with the parts manager at the local jeep dealership i was able to purchase a d44 pinion and ring shim kit. (it amazes me how dumb computers seem to make people)
Alloy usa came through with the chromoly shafts. (happen to include bearings, seals, and wheel studs)
Buddy happened to have a set of 4.56 gears that were NIB purchased for 50$
Managed to destroy my bearing retainer plate on the driver side. So, ordered some beefed up plates from scoutparts.com. Those should arrive tomorrow afternoon sometime.
Now to read up on how to reinstall all of this correctly.. I keep hearing rebuilding differentials is best left to an expert... Bah, those experts were novices too at one point.