Kickstand is on! Used a tire spring clamp thingy and just stretched out that spring I had on a kickstand a kind soul in the Flea Market sent me. One of my vertebrae might have shot into the ceiling but it's on and works perfectly. Thanks for all the help here!
Also, case savers are settled in, hand guards installed... and the kickstand switch had already been removed by a previous owner.
All is well... till this weekend!