Thanks guys, I went and tackled the door. I found the clip and popped it off with a screwdriver. Removed the panel, found out the issue and put it all back together. Good thing i got some info about the window crank handle, i would have been fighting with that thing for awhile.
Idk if any of you have had this issue before but it seems that the armature that is attached to the exterior handle bypassed the interior armature attached to the linkage... I pushed them passed eachother and tweaked it a little so they wouldn't cross again. Anyone ever seen this?