Set your position marker (might not be it's proper name) in the the timeline then right click on the clip in the track you want to edit. This will activate the clip in the piano roll without moving the position marker and bring up a context menu which you can left click away at some neutral position in the UI.
Playback Indicator-potato/potato-I knew what ya meant!
Thanks-maybe they'll call this The Chibear in MC7! I was using the snap to grid. The intro (which is the main part I was trying to "line up")started where I wanted. But no matter what snap setting I used the verse came in early/late. Which lead to this post.