Should work regarding to your example
Wow Thanks! That does work!
Although....now it makes my chapter reference turn into unconditional text instead of contitional (which I don't want) and makes the chaprer reference it italic when it needs to be set to [none]
Unless you have a suggestion for that too? I have no idea how to read GREP
But regardless, this solution save me from cutting and pasting and I may be able to do a find/change to fix the brackets to uncontitional and italic.
correction to that last sentence unconditional and *non italic.
It seems you should check your paragraph nested styles definition.
GREP changed paragraph structure so your delimiter's position changed as well.
It should be modified.