@tom Tom, Thanks for the help. The connection issue was definitively the VPN key. I used the same keys with different login credentials. I created a new user cert, and new profile, associated those 2 together downloaded the ovpn and create a separate instance of the vpn session. No problem connecting with the vehicle, though it says thats its at 60% loss. I have a goo connection with ATT at -90 RSRP, low SNR.
The flickering lights appear to be from a bad battery. I change batteries when I went into the office, and all was better.
Also, the ability to push the signals from the modem to a server via wget works well. I believe that was symptom of the vpn key issue.
Now, I just need to figure out how to compile a c program to use the voxl-inspect-gps program to pull real time off the gps pipe. Is there a concise document you can point me to? Will I need to compile on a ubuntu system then push it over to the vehicle? Thats fine, I am use to that..