pc is now stuck in a boot loop, debug LED lights up but pc wont get to post before it restarts. have tried both bios's and clr_cmos switch. have to turn on with just cpu, board and psu, no beeps or anything, same issue. ***
Does not sound like you got the pins back correctly.
To note, this is the exact same symptom my z87x-oc and pentium build had, and my z97 soc force and 4790k had too, leading me to assume both are dead and upgrade to x99. The only part shared between all three rigs is the psu, all got stuck in the same boot loop without post