All was going well until I tried downloading KFFirstAide from the thread, the download kept getting interrupted, I was able to find KFFirstAide elsewhere on RootJunky's YouTube channel.
Then I had issue with the drivers, I finally got the drivers working from a post on gizmag.com using what seemed to be the HDX drivers, I was able to see it in Device Manager properly under Kindle Fire\Android Composite ADB Interface, but when I did a test in KFFirstAide for ADB it said "NO DEVICE FOUND! Please ensure ADB is ON and proper drivers are installed." ADB is turned on and it looks like the correct drivers are installed.
Am I just wasting my time right now? Is there no way to root/install Google Apps on this newer OTA update? If there is an easier way that I missed please let me know. Thanks in advance.