Upon further review...
THOUGHT I had good air-free fuel flow from the bottom bleed screw, but found that wasn't the case, all kinds of air. (in my defense, it was getting dark, was hot, tired, aggravated, blah blah blah)
Went back to my original suspect, the lift pump, found it's not pumping at all. When I opened it up, found both of the check valves had come un-staked from the casting. Ever had any luck staking those back in?
So I guess the fuel that was coming from the lower bleed screw was the injector pump moving fuel around, had I used the hand lever instead of cranking the engine, would have figured out it was the lift pump last night.
Thanks to you and Sam for the replies