Well what did you figure out?
Yeah I suppose I should have posted that....
Well it turns out the axle itself wasn't seated correctly. I managed to do the job a million times faster the second time around. For the record it still leaks a little because I haven't changed the seal yet, however it's tolerable now that I've gotten the cv axle to set "correctly". Now I can get my OEM's together and put them back in, not really liking the aftermarkets so much.
I wish Toyota would offer theirs for half the price because paying $550 + tax each for something I'm sure to ruin more than once kinda sucks!