Hey Zach, welcome to LoanSafe and my journey. Its good to see my posts are helpful. Sometimes it gets lonely during the walk, which is why you will find great information, confirmation and comfort in visiting here often.
I'm pretty sure it was TomEason's advice originally inspired me. The way I see it is this...If you do NOT want to stay long term in your house and keep it, but just milk the free rent as long as possible, I totally subscribe to the "zero contact" strategy. That means that the phone rings off the hook, they send you piles of letters and you file them all and talk to nobody.
I'm 4 months down the road and I haven't talked to anyone and I'm going to keep it that way. Once the foreclosure is complete and its time to consider settling the 2nd, I will probably talk with GT.
Start your walk and start saving.
Hope that helps!