Note: I was able to resolve the wiring issues with abundant help from our illustrius Senior Member...Mr. Waldo.
Thanks to all, sincerely, for your posts.
For the second guitar, I've completely re-engineered the project to include a 2 piece pickguard, and a two port strat-style jack port. Also thinking about a screw-type connection block between the swimming pool & the control cavity. That way either section can be pulled (pickups changed due to colossal mojo), without de-soldering anything.
Ug. Sometimes I wish I could tune out the details just a bit.