well didn't completely !@#$ up my system this time, I was able to boot into OS this time and didn't have to repair from scratch.
here is what I did.
downloaded the software package from AMD.com AMD Catalyst
installed driver sweeper
installed .NET 4
ran sweeper and removed drivers... reboot
ran sweeper again to verify 0 drivers installed...
blank screen after about half way through..
went out for a smoke and came in and hit enter a few times (maybe needed to finish and reboot to take effect)
no reboot so restart via hardware..
loaded win 8 with the obvious no drivers installed look (everythings big and gommey)
ran driversweeper again and AMD drivers are installed but no catalyst to be found.
ugh this is getting frustrating, im not the brightest guy in the world but I don't see what im doing wrong here. looked around for known issues and found none so im stuck and not sure what to do...
edit:forgot to take out second card ... I hate doing stupid stuff.. running again...