Okay....here's where we're at gentlemen....
I started scrapping away at d0...I put the chip in (with the switch connected) and hit the power. The chip (blue lights flash) and the machine turn on....but the X-Box button starts doing the "christmas tree" (red and green) color presentation on the eject button and there is no picture on the screen. However, when I disable the chip the X-Box is right as rain again. That's how far I've gotten.
Also, the blue light on the switch isn't turning on anymore with the chip. Cause for concern?