So to install the distributor without any knowledge of timing position, There are three things to get set.
First is aligning the timing mark on the drive shaft (white painted stripe on mine) with the zero mark on the timing chain housing. Might need to wipe some crud off the housing to see the marks. I found mine by looking aft just about dead center under the car. Didn't have my camera when I was doing this part. Sorry.
*note* Tires connected to the shaft will need to be off the ground to be able to rotate the drive shaft by hand.
Next, on the distributor itself, there is one groove on the side of the body, near the tang and another on the end of one of the tangs. Line up the grooves.
Then make sure the rotor is opposite of the multi-plug electrical connection.
With these three steps taken, the distributor is ready to be installed. I ended up visiting my mechanic to figure it all out, and I will say being able to stand under my van made everything sooooo much easier.
My van is back up and running.
Hope this might help someone along the way.