So my first attempt at computer upgrades went haywire with a quickness. After I got the keyboard off I was trying to disconnect the trackpad ribbon and ended up breaking it. I learned later that step could be omitted and still accomplish the task. well I dug up the part number (821-0464-A, $50 + shipping) and ordered a new one from ilovemacs.com It has to be shipped to guam, so I am likely out of my computer for 10 days minumum. For anybody trying the HD replacement in the future. The keyboard does not need to be disconnected.