Well, while i'm waiting for them to decide im worthy to look at the rest of the forum, i went ahead and took apart the LH shock (spring off, i guess thats taken apart enough!).
It looks to me like there is an escutcheon nut that's covering the seal. It looks like if i had the right tool i would be able to unscrew that nut, uncover the seal, and at that point i could just find the right size seal to replace what's under there.
Unless im totally overlooking something, like how much and what kind of oil to refill it with, and how do you slide that seal off if the top shock eyelet is still on the shock piston ><