After the necessity of requiring jumper JP6 to use PORT J4 was pointed out to me I am successfully able to read various stored parameters from the Microchip 25AA02UID EEPROM. Thanks !!
Currently, I am adding sections of that project to my SD card project. While defined in a different manner/location to the EEPROM project, on doing a 'search', both projects have defined 'EXAMPLE_SPI_MASTER' and its associated parameters, which creates several conflicts. The SD Card is using Flexcomm 5, while the EEPROM is using Flexcomm3. I do not want to attach both peripherals to i.e., Flexcomm 5.
To enable Flexcomm3, I modified all of the 'EXAMPLE_SPI_MASTER' related parameters in the combined project to 'EXAMPLE2........" Next I went into 'pin_mux.c' and *uncommented* all of the pin assignments for the Flexcomm 3 SPI signals, CS (SSEL), MOSI, MISO, and SCK. Problem is, seems only half of the signals are working: SCK and MOSI are working, but CS is not. I won't know whether MISO is working till CS works.
Anyone have an idea as to what I'm missing to get CS working.
P.S. I have attached 2 images: the first is for the correctly working SPI/EEPROM project, the second is for the partially working SPI 3 port.