From searching, I learned how to change a post ID and was able to get it to work. My problem is that I need to insert a placeholder in every post ID that I am missing. But if make a new post and change the ID, then the post id still goes up.
For example: I make a placeholder entry and it is given ID 50. I go into the sql table and change it to 7. Everything is happy. However, when I make my next post, it has ID 51, not ID 50. This defeats the purpose of trying to fill in the missing IDs.
Thanks for any help!