Another update, heard that a wire can be broken in the steering column harness, remembered that my OD light doesn't work. Tested the OD switch with a voltmeter it is working fine, the light merely went out. Replaced the stock red led with a new blue one. Switch works fine, light too, but still no 3rd gear.
Additionally, heard that the 2 plugs that connect to the transmission could have problems.
I looked under the truck with a light and saw that the plug on the passengers side had bare wires and were even shorted out in some cases. I took the harness out, separated all the wires, filled them with hot glue to prevent further shorts. Hooked everything back up, reset the computer and still no 3rd gear.
If anyone has any clues based on this further info please, please let me know.
Thank you, Sean