So I finally got stuff accomplished!!!
Got my CB installed and it looks good mounted finally!!! My stereo issue is fixed, found out my stock Infinity amp was pretty much fried from being drenched at some point. Now that it is gone, no more popping!!! Also got my linkage cut and put back in. Still needs some fine tuning though, still not hitting all the gears just right... I think I need to cut another 1/2" out of it so I can hit everything...
'96 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 5.2L, NP242 Swap, Closing in on 300K miles, 4.5" RE lift, Tow Pig: 04 Dodge Durango SLT, 4.7L