I think I got it...
In trying to answer my own questions I think I figured out a combo I like (and one that most importantly will work and that I don't mind paying for). Sanity check please...
According to the chart found here (the one titled "Shimano Mechs"):
Campagnolo 10 speed shifters will work with a Shimano rear derailleur with the Hubbub mod
on a 9 speed Shimano cassette. Therefore I can buy these shifters:
to work with a Shimano Dura-Ace RD-7800.
The only assumption here is the the RD-7800 is "Hubbubable" Any input on this?
Like I mentioned earlier I'm not overly familiar with Campy's product line up (past or present) so can someone let me know if there might be a better 10 speed option than the Chorus. I know bidding isn't over on them but a look at completed auctions on similar levers show the carbon versions going for about $150. I can afford that and these levers are alloy, which I prefer, but I would think the carbon version would be more in demand.
Did I finally figure this out?
The only other thing I would have liked to accomplish would be using a Campy rear D instead of Shimano but I don't think that is going to happen w/ a setup that has a 9 speed Shimano cassette. It was a low priority anyway and the DA stuff is solid.