Just an update guys...
I soldered the new port on. My first attempt. Kinda sloppy actually. I wasn't able to clean off the old materials very well as I had concern about over heating the board. I think having the correct materials, solders, flux, magnifiers, and heat shield cloth and such may help. My attempt did not work. I suspect I was not able to get the 7pins to touch or connect properly.
I sent mine to mobiletechvideo without the port.
It's about 10 days turn around. It came back working. I was not expecting it to boot up and was ready to flash it back to stock myself but it came back with the leaked GB KK4 firmware installed. Kinda odd I guess as most of the return to stock on XDA were either UCKE3, UCKJ4 or UCLB3.
Although when I have the Infuse on the data cord at an angle that stress the connection, the computer reports the device as unknown. I suspect it is not as good as factory ship but good enough for me to restore the phone to function.
I'll have to keep an eye on the connection for now.
Conclusion: it can be done..but better success if you have the proper equipment for micro welding.