I saw the new PT today and he was able to shed quite a bit of light on his experience with slap tears. He was actually the PT for the pitt pirates a while back and nobody suffers more slap tears than baseball players. It's a drive for me and I had initially only planned on seeing him once for his opinion and direction but he convinced me to follow up a few more times.
I'm going to work under his direction for a while and see if things improve. If the do, great. If they don't, I'm going forward with my lifting anyways. The reason I haven't pushed into more intense lifting is not because my shoulder has physically limited me, but simply out of fear because it doesn't feel like normal. I'm in no pain in day to day activities nor was I these last few months as I eased back into lifting. People opt out of slap tear surgery all the time. I know it will not repair on it's on without surgery if it is indeed disrupted, but the more opinions I get and the more research I continually do it seems that even if surgery has been performed successfully, never is there a case where an athlete at a high level performs like he did prior to, and maybe that's just where I'm at. If I can't perform at 100% then I would rather try my luck at 90% than just spin my wheels at 50% in a futile belief that I'll come around to 100%.