Ok so I ran all the commands from terminal emulator and NOW I can mount /system as rw from root explorer, and it sticks through reboots. I can also get root access through adb as well, which was going out the door as soon as I installed the new CWM.
... Now I gotta wait 'til I get home to install all my apps.
Anyways, if having some issues with adb, then I suggest running everything from the tablet itself.
chmod 0755 /data/local/tools/*
/data/local/tools/mempodroid 0xd9f0 0xaf47
I then copied all of the text from getroot.sh from the /data/local/tools directory and pasted it into the terminal window. The tablet rebooted and I can now toggle /system RW on any app. Thanks again buddy, I am not sure why it wasn't working through ADB. I even have it set under developer options under settings.