Talked to Jones trolling motors from here on the forum. He was nice enough to discuss the issue on the phone with me. When I originally posted, I was on the water trying to repair. I didn't mention that I had cut down my shaft to better fit the boat. Cutting down the shaft, left longer wires that had to be stuffed into the head. He suggested that those wires not being properly routed in the head could be causing interference. I am going to shorten the wires today and see if it corrects the problem. I have a feeling that it will. If not then I'll try to make a trip to Texarkana and let him repair it.
Id like to give a shout out to Jones TM repair. I see him post answers to help folks out on here, all of the time. I appreciate him taking the time during his workday to talk to me and try to diagnose the problem over the phone and not just say bring it in. He's a great guy!