@ Death Couger - Man I hate to see a 5 speed get parted out. There aren't enough of those around. If I find a component fried I'll message you but so far it seems to be in the wires.
@ Wyoming9 - yes the 30 amp popped as well as the 10 amp for tail and 10 amp for turn signal by the time it was done. I can't say I've ever smelled an overheating transmission but since I was pulling out into 8 am traffic on a 4 lane I had to really nail it. Thats why I was afraid of the tranny. I think I'll remember the smell of insulation for next time though. My oldest is 4 so he doesn't quite grasp anything besides... Daddy has to work all weekend on the truck instead of play soccer.
So I replaced 4 wires (one at a time) and now I don't trip any more fuses and my brakes / lights work BUT I also have a new "feature."
If I push on the brake with the drivers door open the buzzer sounds and my parking lamps light up. If I push the door button or insert the key the buzzer goes away (not sure if the parking lamps stay on). I can't find any other obvious damage but one of the wires went through the biggest bundle at a junction with 100 other wires and there isn't much slack to see all the surfaces. I'm guessing I still have a cross melt someplace but decided I needed at least one vehicle so I put the dash, air bag, and cluster back in so we can drive it until the coil pack comes in for the Lexus.
So long, and hopefully my next thread will not be caused by Myself or Murphy.