Unfortunately, you can't split on wild cards (and indeed, you'd need a regular expression rather than a simple wildcard). A basic -split or String.Split() needs an unambiguous character. So your job is going to be a lot harder than you thought :).
I'm fairly comfortable with regular expressions, so I'd probably run two matches against the input string. The first match would give made the non-digit characters (\D) and the second the digit characters (\d). If you use a capturing expression with -match, then $matches will be populated with the matching substring.
I took the coward's way out and did some editing on parentheses and further split some fields then loaded everything in my array. Now I just have to figure out how to pump things out in the order I want to create 2 reports, the second one featuring some sorting. I will try to get back to these methods when I have time. Parsing is fun, once you wrestle the problem to the ground. While it was painful, it was also educational. I hope to further master the ins and outs as I continue my journey with PowerShell. Phone screen for a position tomorrow. I was embarrassed by what I had achieved so far but feeling much better now.