Forgot to update:
I adjusted both parking brake's, and it got rid of some of the rattle. However, when I was adjusting them, I could tell that one of the springs on the driver side wasn't there....or at least wasn't where it was supposed to be.
About 3 days after adjusting them, a horrible clunk/thud/screech along with a nice jerk snapped me to full attention....I thought my transmission bit the dust or something. Then I realized it was the e-brake, and I parked the car as quick as I could. After taking both brakes completely apart, the passenger rear was just fine. The driver side however, was a complete disaster. I should have taken a picture of the carnage. Everything was broken, and literally just banging around inside the backing plate. I'm lucky something didn't lock me up, and I wasn't going 70mph.
I removed every part of the ebrake apparatus on the driver side, and then had to zip tie the part that is clamped onto the cable up out of the way, since there was nothing to hold it in place. So right now I can't pull my ebrake lever or I'll snap my zip tie. It's just slightly annoying, because it's 105 degree's outside right now, and since the car is a manual...I can't leave it running and parked anywhere unless it's perfectly flat, or I bump up against a curb or something. I've been using good old fashioned wheel chocks in my driveway.