Welp, did it the nitty gritty way....took out every screw I could find (took me a good 30 minutes to get every single one). Finally got the entire back off.......powered it up, CPU cooling fan wasn't workin. Gave it a kick start and it went spinnin away, think there was somethin jammin it up. Not seein temps above 38C now.
How do I select my own post as best answer, lol