I managed to get the IC programmed and threw together a test rig for learning how to chord. I am glad to say that it is functioning. However there are still a few different things to improve upon/work out. The chorder seems to shut off after some amount of time it happens both while using it and when it is at rest (no keypresses).
The next things I will be working on is getting it to stay operationally constant and improving on the ergonomics of it's use.
It may be a little messy but it is at least semi-functional.