I got the phone programmed by changing the NAM settings by "calling" ##778 but only voice and sms work right now.
Now the only problem is that I don't know exactly what I need to change to get the data communications working. I know in order to use data communication on a partner network (while in roaming) you have to first use some kind of data transfer on a verizon network. I can only guess that is so the phone gets programmed properly.
If anyone would care to share their knowledge or share their Modem Settings and M.IP profile information hopefully I can get this thing working 100% again; and by not using verizon's "only" method (as the customer service says)