After a little while of using this fixed monitor, I thought I should add in my results.

The only problems are that now the brightness control works backwards. Not really sure why, but the highest brightness gives me a dark monitor, so I have the control around 80% and it looks good. Also, the computer no longer recognizes it as a Trinitron, so sometimes when I plug it in, it goes to default settings for a VGA monitor, which are apparently 800x600 mirrored display
15" MBP late 2008