Two more questions:
I went ahead and ran ioroot to root my phone and everything seems to have worked fine. I got root status under 'About Phone', was able to flash the TWRP recovery and was able to remove a bunch of the preloaded bloatware through file explorer so I know I am rooted. I noticed though that there is no Superuser app installed like i've gotten with past phones when I rooted. Am I supposed to install one from the Market or do I not need one anymore?
Also, can I uninstall the Autorec app after flashing TWRP or is it still needed?