First, sorry for posting in the wrong forum, I didn't realize there was a Q&A section, and can't seem to delete or move the post myself.
SwoRNLeaDejZ, thanks for the reply. I will try that. it will let me update TWRP, but how do I re-flash a whole new ROM with it. ex: if I have the amazon original ROM img which has boot and other sections in it, how do I flash that to overwrite everything? or if i have the twa or some other CM11 image, how can I flash that in with fastboot and basically wipe/replace the boot/system/data/sd card partitions (where the SD card part seems corrupt).