Got it home safe and sound!
I was a little worried about the hitch so I welded 1/4" steel plate on all surfaces so the reciever tube is now 1/2" thick and I added four 5/8" grade 5 bolts to hold it to the frame.
The brake controller went in fine, I had to run heavy gauge wire from the battery in the back, to the brake controller up front, and then back to the trailer connector. (tip: a 50' 20 Amp extension cord is cheaper then a 100' spool of 12 Ga THHN wire). The electric brakes on the trailer were surprisingly effective, I think I had a shorter stopping distance with the trailer then without. Acceleration (such as it is) was not effected AT ALL by the trailer. The only way I knew it was back there was 'cause I saw it on the backup camera.
I'll post pics of the demolition as it progresses!