Well to anyone interested, I found out why I broke 3 head bolts.
I'll just leave this right here. Hint: check spec section. The giveaway is the thread starting depth.
For those who didn't want to look it up, my block is early 1999 but my truck is a '96. Instead of a 2 step process, it is a 5 step process. Coming nowhere close to 70 ft. lbs. How the passenger side worked is beyond me.