First let me just say I appreciate all the support. I feel a bit like the problem child always asking something LOL.
Since Affiliate isn't working with marketpress- I'm exploring other options for an affiliate plugin. Since I want to use marketpress as my shopping cart - I found this tutorial for hooking WP Affilliate into another cart system
The how to is here:
Do you have any guidance on how I get the order total & hook this in?
Thanks in advance.