Thanks for your help. But I was able to figure it out for myself (a modified version)
Just in case anyone else is wondering how to get the post id numbers /category numbers from wordpress.
I went into my phpMyAdmin and looked for the following: (Note - the list below may be different depending on what you are looking for, but all entries will have a number assigned. Just choose the one that works best for you. And be very careful in phpMyAdmin panel you could do damage if you start deleting and editing things and have no idea of what you are doing.)
I then exported the tables, copied into excel, tab delimited the file
and created a table. I used the vlook up commands within excel to help manipulate further.
To make a long story short, I manipulated the spreadsheet to create the desired urls that matched my post names.
Now I have urls for every entry for my website.
There may have been an easier way but after 24 hours of trying to figure this out. This was what I came up with!
Where there is a will...there is a way... Never give up!