Ok.. I can confirm that my shifter cable bushing is shot.. It is completely gone (see video).
Since i was so tired from getting home from work and had a heck of a time removing the center console because of a usb module that is stuck i decided to put on a "bandaid" on the cable. I do have a spare shift cable and will do the install on the weekend as I am pooped.
After makeshift temp rubber bushing made of an old bike inner tube