Switching to ART was the only way I could clear my cache w/o resetting. After my phone finished booting, I let it set for about 5 minutes, then, all of a sudden about 15 SMS came through. After I thought about it, I had not received any SMS since I updated. Now everything has settled down and NO wake lock, yay!
It is like my phone new there were messages to be received, I just wasn't getting them.
Thank you for your guys help!
I'll follow up with one last question, has anyone seen a benefit of using ART or Dalvik? Nothing is sticking out to me.