@mdekker I guess it was a pretty convoluted question, I was tired last night .
The thing that threw me off was the image of the shop settings in the blog. It has “do not sync” under list and that is what mine looked like. It wasn’t until I saw tomik’s screen shot in the other post that I realized that what I had was not right. Because I didn’t see any way to create the list in the module I went to mailchimp to do it. I guess if you have been using mailchimp and have a list already there it wouldn’t be an issue as it would show up as soon as you put in your api key.