Okay, so, I took the pretty black cover off, removed the three screws holding the component together, manuevered the little white clippy thing and got it apart. All the gears looked like new or at least the two "white colored gear components" that sync with each other. Reset to "zero position" so that ejector teeth were level and put the unit back together. Then I reinstalled the icemaker, turned on the ref/freezer and it immediately filled w/ water and the teeth arm thingey moved from being level on the left side to being over to the right (as if ready for when it is told to push the cubes out). So,
I'll update you by 1 am and see if I have an ce dump. If I do, then it's fixed, if I don't, then I'm back to square one.
Wish me/it luck!