ordered some non-ghosting leds from cointaker. got 'em, installed 'em and they look great!
one problem: according to chris @ cointaker, the led won't lite @ <= 4volts, cool.
my pin has 4.6v ghost on the lites i replaced. DOH!
looking into adding some sort of voltage drop resistor to the circuit.
the fun never ends.
btw, still looks great with the leds on all the time...