But to be fair I slept and did other things through 16 hours of those 24 hours. But in the trouble shooting those other 8 hours where split with 6 hours stumbling around in the dark, probably doing equally as much harm as good. But if there is one thing I learned from this experience is:
When dealing with Ubuntu, the second you isolate your issue, do a detailed ubuntu help forums search. I had long since narrowed it down to my wireless card, but the second I figured out the actual pci number on my wireless card I should have googled that instantly, as that is when the problems got resolved.
I say this because once I googled that little number, I found a plethora of threads ( all incredibly recently letting me know that I was not alone with this issue, and gave me hope that one of these actually has a proper worked out solution. That it did.
I find it funny, almost ironic, that I had a botched upgrade from Ubuntu, less than a week after I defended Ubuntu even with their botched upgrades to someone from Highschool on Facebook. Oh irony thou art a heartless bitch!