So I got a call from the Local manager of the Sprint Store. They are going to take the aircard as a full return! Yay. This means that there will be no cost to me. I have an apt to handle this tomorrow afternoon. Very excited and happy about finally having this resolved. I will update this site when complete.
As a side note.. I have gotten several more comments and mails from people that have had this issue. I’d hope that Sprint will do the right thing for them as well.