Verizon Repair Assistant. This guy did exactly as you described and solved it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/verizon-note-7/how-to/unbrick-verizon-note-7-matter-how-bad-t3467085
I had actually just found a similar post a few pages back in this thread (I really fail at researching today) so verizon repair is plugging along. Hopefully this works.
Now, once I am back to the newest version with the PHE, what option do I have to get rid of the 60% battery limit? I'm still confused if that can be reverted, or if you get it youre stuck with it.