That second part of your answer is really what I'm looking to do. At this point, the green card is long term, I'm looking at getting a new EAD. I was getting EAD renewed thru pending 485 in court. But it seems that because that application is withdrawn at the uscis level, I can't apply to renew for EAD. My course of action I wanna take is to still apply for a 485 so that with the receipt I am allowed to apply to renew EAD.
I don't see an issue with doing so since master hearing is in 2014. However, I heard (from a few lil birds) that the cout can change master hearing if teysomehow find out that original 485 is withdrawn, and then using that to proceed with the removal earlier than what's scheduled. Thus my worry.
You need a lawyer. Message boards are nice for general guidance but you need someone with experience and training to help effectuate your goals.