FYI, For anyone doing the rear amp/door replacement, As has been discussed, the "low" level into the amp, as has been discussed previously are actually just a split off signal from the front dash speakers. As such, I went ahead and added an Audiocontrol LC2i to do level conversion, then ran the bass output to my basshub sub amp and the full range to the door speakers amp...., much improved from the straight signal to the amps. Particularly the cleanliness of the bass.
I still feel the treble is harsh/staticy, leading me to believe I must've boogered something up in this whole process or the head unit had some kind of mfgr defect. But, I'm probably past the point of no return to claim warranty. So at some point, I'll be going the full dash replacement along with some rewiring. For now, I'm turning the EQ down on the mid/treb and it's bearable, but not clear.
Hopefully this gives the aftermarket some time to develop better integration for steering wheel control, rear camera, etc...
I would love some plug and play harnesses, brackets, etc... for those items by the time I'm ready to make the jump.