So after reaching out on Facebook someone found a work around to get the controller to connect. It works and the controller is now working great. While not the optimal way to connect, at least it isn't too bad and it works.
Before you turn the controller on press and hold the Sync button (the one that flashes blue, it has the A in a circle on it), and hold it while you turn the controller on. Then open the MOGA Pilot app (while still holding the sync button) and sync the controller. DO NOT LET GO OF THE SYNC BUTTON UNTIL THE CONTROLLER IS SYNCED. I have been using this method and it does work. You have to use this method every time you connect the controller.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
-Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775