Thanks to all for replies...I agree that I will likely have to pull the tranny. It looks like I will have to pull this job off myself, I'm still playing catch up from the holidays!!!$$$ Ive got the car home now, so I think I'm going to pull/check the slave cylinder and replace if necessary ($25) and two bolts. If that doesnt do it order the clutch kit and get busy wrenching.
I was hoping to hear..."its the slave cylinder"
Maybe after this I will replace the clutch in the cruiser, and take care of that pesky oil leak!