New r&p installed. Apparently the ring side carrier bearing had spun on the carrier, and the new bearing would slip right on! Fortunately, we were able to find a local who had a two-piece D70 carrier so we ran over, picked that up, and got it all done and back together.
I forgot to buy gear oil. Also still need to reinstall the drive shaft & anti-wrap bar. Im also in the process of replumbing the OBA since i routed it a bit too close to the passenger header and blew the line during the cam break-in. At this point, its just the rainy spring weather slowing me down.