Everything seemed to go fine.
When I would go into cwm it was not able to mount or access any other part of my tab. I figured ok erase/format the recovery partition and try TWRP. So I booted to the bootloader, using fastboot I erased recovery but now whenever I go to flash a new recovery my bootloader either freezes or I get an Unrecoverable bootloader error 0x00000000 (not sure if thats the right amount of zeros but there are no other digits in the error code.) I can access fastboot and adb but it doesn't seem like I can flash using fastboot and I just don't feel comfortable trying with adb. Also I can access fastboot only from the bootloader screen and adb only after I boot into my current rom (stock 4.2.1)
I guess my questions are this:
How can I format my recovery or flash a new recovery?
Were the mount issues I originally encountered going to be solved with a new recovery?