Finally got this pinned down, but had to take it to a specialty shop to find out. The culprit was simple ... my "aftermarket" camshaft position sensor. Guy at the shop took one look at it and called it out right away!
Changed out aftermarket sensor ($55) with and OEM sensor ($116) and the car runs perfect!!!
As I have posted in another post ... for electronic parts, the rule to go by is to pay a bit more and get OEM. With all other parts and labor that I bought trying to figure out what the problem was costed me ... any OEM parts would have paid for itself 3 times over and then some!!! I've learned it the hard way ...
Thanks guys for your input!