Same question here buddy... I haven't been able to put my research on practice yet, but from the little research I did here, I was going to do this first (reported to also work on 1053 GSM T-Mobile variant:
[STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS] Unlocking and Rooting a Dev Ed Moto X Running Kit Kat
And then run this ROM that also works on 1053 GSM T-mobile, and doesn't remove its real Active Notifications like other roms do:
T-Mobile/GSM Moto X test build
Don't flash the Verizon or Retail variant that thread has (Don't know what they mean by retail version of this phone). The only downside is that the GSM build of that ROM doesn't seem to get updated as often.
Lastly, after doing the above, if I could just have a way to properly have tethering/hotspot hack, I would be so happy.