Wow, that was fast! I just came back from getting a cup of coffee and already there was a reply. :)
I thought it might be something like that, and I was able to determine that I am working with the correct aspx file by purposly misspelling the Src value in the Register line. But no matter where I put the control declaration code nothing appears. Nor does it generate an error in the event log.
I took a look at my project again, in the ViewCurrentTimeSkinObject.ascx file I do get a warning of "Namespace or type specified in the Imports "System.Web.UI.WebControls/Expressions' doesn't contain any public member or cannot be found....". Thinking that could be the problem, but everything looks right. We are still blanking out the Root Namespece textbox in the projects application settings, right?
Thanks for your assistance!