Thank you all !! :)
This was like a murder mystery. I couldn’t figure out why I kept banking to the left when I was trying to do a gravity turn to the right especially with everything well balanced. Then all the controls seemed to just not respond like they needed to. The Navball looked different but I figured my brain was fried from surgery. But re-rooting to the command capsule, the navball is back to normal and and the rocket actually responds like normal. So looking back at it, I was trying to drive the rocket from the rover which was suspended flat and it’s orientation was of course not in sync with the cardinal directions I was used to. All the tippiness was not because it was way too heavy up top… it was because my gravity turns from the dumb probey rover was taking my commands and messing them up.
Off to the Moon now. Yeehaa!