Regarding everything in my last post.... i have almost everything working now thank god.
1) MMS is still not working, although that is an issue with the rom i believe.
2) Contacts not syncing - I deleted all my contacts on my phone. The phone asked me what I wanted to do because I deleted so many of them, I selected Delete. I logged into my google account on my laptop, and selected contacts and they were all gone. So I restored my contacts (Google I guess has a backup of your contacts dating back quite a bit) . I went on my phone and deleted my google account information. Rebooted, and added my same existing google account again, sync'd and everything worked fine.
3) Battery issue, I flashed the glitch kernel, which not only gave me more options with this rom, but I think its also increaased my battery life. Ill know for sure in a couple days I guess
4) After flashing the glitch kernel, and changing the USB Storage mode, I could now access both internal and external storage. I fixed my multiple music files by deleting the Storage Data (cache) and rebooting, allowing the phone to properly scan the memory cards and update the storage data.
Hope that helps for anyone having those issues