sorry i need to lay off the pipe, and stop working on my truck for awhile.
i think at this point it is the actuator, i'm gonna try to pull it and make it behave. i can hear a click behind the kick panel, and a click underneath the truck when i put it in low. all switches test fine, and the plugs show 12V as well. that actuator must just be frozen. hope its just a one job to remove it.