Thanks guys! I actually started before any replies... that was easy! The hardest part was the backup.
I installed xposed and have a few modules on there now. That was even easier. I'm getting sms now through hangouts (go sms pro was too laggy) with my sim in, though I'm still getting the pop up notifications.
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T-Mobile Note 2, unlocked AT&T Note 8, LTE Nexus 7