Hey all, turned out to be the heater blower motor. It was seized up tight. The thing that bites the most is that the manual tells that this is not a plug in item and to pretty much tear down the entire dashboard, ie., the dashboard in full, the steering column, everything to the firewall. Well if you're daring enough and willing to do all this to repair itself yourself,
you'll be happy to know that you only to take out the battery, remove the brain box and the blower is right there and it does plug in. So much simpler and much less time.