Thanks guys. As dumb as I can be, I didn't even think about going to the bus parts place for a simple thing like an O-ring. That said, I had to pick up two hydraulic fan hoses since the ones I am replacing were deteriorated. Most of them if not all were already replaced but they left two for me to do I guess. So while there I did ask about the O-ring and they could not find it. The parts guy is awesome as he could have given up and let it go with a "Sorry, I don't think there's one supposed to be in there" but he took his time and looked at several screens where he did find it! Kudos to a guy with experience. He is not your typical 20 something year old auto parts kid. So I left with two hydraulic hoses, a filter for my reservoir, O-ring and a dipstick for my transmission since they just shoved a rubber cork for a dipstick and called it good! Goes to show that not all school district repair shops give a $hit about their work. I don't believe that buying a bus gives you the piece of mind that it was well maintained. My experience sure altered my mind. That said, almost everything under the bus is secured with many, many zip ties and long gone are the proper clips and adel fasteners.
So anyway, I'll post a pic later of the O-ring and part number if anyone finds themselves in this predicament.
Again, thanks Chris and Booyah for the inspiration! Now I can resume my OCD disease and conform to my regular scheduled method or reinstallation of well spent money.