I'm glad to hear it was something stupid and easy.I just put the car back together and it's running smoother with no backfiring. Nothing stood out as wrong in the valvetrain. I readjusted all of the rockers and sealed up a leaking header. That was the ticking sound I was hearing. I did find two pins in the eec connector that were not all of the way in. One was sensor return and the other was tps. There's a slight stumble upon tip in. I think finishing the tune will fix the small issues. Thanks for all of the help!