i gave up and soldered a connector to the board (and added the serial port header for good measure). now, it's working and is much more convenient for development.
Originally Posted by JohnRB
Everything I have tried so far has been a failure as well. I don't really want to solder wires to the pads. I ordered the HK tool that clips onto the processor yesterday and it shipped today. Bad news is that it takes about 3 weeks to get here from China.