I think I know what was really killing me now....

When placing the controls in KFD, I would set the dock property and when set to fill, you cannot add another control to that panel (because it is already "filled").

Once you have all of your elements placed within the parent, then decide how they need to be arranged, and move them around.

Just a different way of working the problem than what I came up with.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.