To follow up-
I poured it back into the bucket as my original post shows. I added about half a cake of WLP 500 and let it sit for another month in the bucket. I checked and the gravity did drop even further but was still way too sweet. I bottled anyway expecting to have to throw it out. I have let it sit for two months in the bottles and believe it or not, it has turned out great! Very good flavor profile finally. Not too sweet and good hop flavoring.