Figure I would update this. I finally made my way over to this nice lady's house about an hour from where I live. I brought my borrowed sawzall, a crude beevac, and the whole sha-bang. Thinking I would have to do a cut out. It turns out (after I tore up the vynl overhang) that the were no bees in the area discussed above. It looks like what happened was a swarm landed under her deck (about 10-12 feet up) NEXT to this hole. Which would have been a perfect cavity for their hive (perfect for them, not for her).
She did end up spraying and from the pics she showed me it killed off maybe 1/4 of the swarm. The rest of the gals, including the queen, started building up outside the hole, under the deck, in the swarm ball. They were there for 2 weeks and already had comb built up about the size of my hand. I cut the comb out with my hive tool and dropped it into the swarm box. After a few mins they started fanning and 15-20mins later, and a few brushes, I got the majority of them in the box.
Got them home about an hour later and immediately put them in a hive. This morning I go to check on them and a bunch of them..maybe half a fists worth, were up underneath the overhang of my porch. Similar to how they were setup underneath her deck. A good bit of them are in the hive and I saw some fanning when I put them in there last night, guessing the queen is in there, tho I have not yet seen her.
I left the hive top open a crack and I'll give them another look this afternoon but I'm just wondering if anyone has advice to share.. is there something I can do to encourage the bees to stay in the hive instead of clinging to the overhang 8 feet above it ?:p