*** Update ***
So I fiddled with a couple things. Being my 1st time really working with a C02 setup, I took my time. It was nice having a release valve on my regulator and on my keg as I could test pressure to the keg. I was also able to push the hole in the 'OUT' connector to ensure pressure\beer was coming through. It was. So I was then left with just the poppet. So the poppet had a slot on the top, so I slowly unscrewed it (while attacked) and I got pressure beer coming out of the top of the poppet. See picture.
So now I think I am where SGwink is. I did take the poppet apart and saw the spring and the pin, but didn't know what to do next, so here I am. I will probably try what SGwink did remove the pin and the spring to see if the beer starts flowing through the tap. If this works, I'll have to make a mental note that this may not work when the keg is under more pressure (when carbonating the beer).