Thank you far raf, I checked that heat shield and its solid. Been keeping the radio off and I think I've narrowed it down to two different issues. One, I'm getting like a whining sound from something related to the power steering when you first start the car and turn the wheels to back up out of the drive way. This sound seems to go away as the car is warm, so like if you leave the house again while the car is still warm, the sound isn't as squeal-ly.
The other creaking/clunking sound sounds like it is coming more from something to do with the body mounts, engine mounts, or something in the axels or suspension. This sound is heard just about every time the vehicle starts out forward from a stop light or coming up to a full stop. Tied somehow in to weight shift in the vehicle with starting and stopping.