I've heard of others having the DL comps mixed up as well. Not sure if there was a definite reason and solution.
A work around, albeit requiring some work, would be to bring the three raw clips into AE first, add your background and other effects, and then either DL that comp into Premiere for reediting, or export out of AE as a DI and bring that into Premiere for reediting.
Thanks for the suggestion. What I ended up doing was using the AE render que to render each clip, then I replaced the linked comps on the Pr. timeline with the fully rendered clips prior to exporting the finished movie.
Solved the problem, but takes way too long.
Something odd that I noticed, when I use dynamic link from Pr. to AE, the library in AE shows the clips but they have the "unknown file type" icons. In order to make AE do anything properly, I have to select each clip I import into AE and hit Ctrl + H (to relink the file).
Why would Dynamic link import clips from Pr. but defaultly not establish the correct link?
Watching for the "missing or unknown file type" icon is a real time waster, but at least I can re-establish the link and then proceed.
I'm going to try the old process with this in mind to see if that can be the ultimate issue resolver.
the library in AE shows the clips but they have the "unknown file type" icons.
That does not happen for me. The clips come in correctly.