Literally the very next thing I tried worked. I spent the last 5 hours working on this so I'll go ahead and share what I did to fix.
First, I sourced my drivers from the following github repo.
sudo git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git
modified the Makefile
sudo nano Makefile
CONFIG_PLATFORM_I386_PC = n
CONFIG_PLATFORM_ARM_RPI = y
Ctrl + X, Enter to exit and save
sudo chmod +x install.sh
This next step was critical for getting the make to work on my machine. Before running
install.sh I had to install raspberrypi kernel headers and build essential
sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel-headers build-essential
then instead of manually running
make I decided to use the automated install file.
sudo ./install.sh <--- This is where the error occurred before. Now that you installed the RaspberryPi Kernel Headers it works.
Finally, I shutdown the device. Plugged in my Realtek Wifi Adapter and booted it and it connected with my preset wifi settings.