Thanks Nevers, most of all of what you posted seems very familiar already, but you're breakdown for Nightlies, etc, also helps. I've visited Rev & Rolands youtube sites, used both of their guides, sometimes the files were missing, so I'm thinking perhaps somewhere, something didn't quite gel with filling in the blanks where files were missing. Honestly seems rather simple to do this. I've cleaned out cm10, cm9 didn't install correctly, so going to try it again with your links.
Well it's installing/scripting right now with your guide, we'll see what happens. I'm running Win7 (64b) so didn't uninstall it, that seemed to work fine before. I'll be happy with ICS and a working Google Play, along with the correct CWM version this go around. Will report back shortly.
UPDATE: Works like a champ, thank you Never and thank you Colchiro as well for the hard work in helping.