Well, I did find the .apk installer after continued searching, however the swipe functionality did not work on my Evo LTE for whatever reason. Seems to be a dictionary issue perhaps.
In any case, I figured out that the swype version on my phone was not the latest one and redownloaded it from swype.beta.com and it is better... but still not the same as good old shapewriter.
My main dissappointment comes from not being able to easily change the case of words after you swipe them like in shapewriter. Oh well. Dang my OCD...