Another note, when I export using the export wizard built into SAS the file will export perfectly. It's when I'm trying to export via code is where my process fails out. Unfortunately, there is no preview within EG that will allow me to see the code generated when using the export wizard.
EGuide, by default, uses the OPTION VALIDVARNAME=ANY. If you use that variable in a procedure that does surface the code, you will see that the variable name is referenced as "2008"n . You also need to reference non-standard names that way. See the SAS/Base manual for the section on reverencing variable names.