Thanks for the help. I 'think' I somehow figure a way around this. I had put it into a (print) indesign book, and tried the new 'export to epub." Worked like a charm. I bet there are a lot of extraneous codes floating around in it, but it seems to work now.
I know, I really should go and do massive removal of uneeded codes, but for now I am so sick of the thing that I figure it can wait until later.