For those that might see this thread. I have solved the issue.
I placed a table control on to my report.
on the detail row, left hand side, I clicked and added additional rows as needed.
I put my expressions in the appropriate cell in the table and formatted as needed and it worked great.
I removed all unneeded text boxes from my report.
Now everything works as expected.
As far as rectangles are concerned. I also figured out how to effectively use them with other controls.
What I was doing was to add the text box control to the report and position them as desired. Once all the text boxes were in place I dropped a rectangle control over them. This was not working at all.
I figured out that one needs to place the rectangle on the report first, size it as needed, then drop the text box control or what ever control you need, into the rectangle and position the control as needed.
It worked great. I added text boxes and table controls to rectangles and they were held in position and there was no moving around. The only problem that I have read about is the Matrix control. It will push the rectangle around, but I have no experience with that just yet.
I hope this information helps others who encounter similar issues.