End Of Story
I cleaned the idle control valve with about 1 can of carb cleaner and it idled much better than before. This was the right thing to do.
Now, as you might know already from another thread of mine, the car died on me and is in the shop for repairs. Unofficial list of items replaced to date are: mas, ecu, and ovp. Stay tuned to the other thread for the end of this story.
Thanks for all the great pointer's.
"no one changes..it has always been there"
---Robert Nesta Marley