I think that one of the problems with the current buttons, as well as the position, is the fact that they don't look very "buttony". Could we perhaps get the design for these looking a bit more like the raised, rounded box that people associate with buttons on forms?
Obviously, there are challenges fitting any new think into the UI, but I'm concerned that we're going to frustrate users if we keep changing the placement of buttons, so we need to get it right the first time.
Additionally, the current placement of the buttons is where status messages normally appear. Elijah, maybe we need to move the status messages to appear on the bottom left, in the white gap that the buttons create. Maybe the green background box isn't so appropriate now; maybe we just want to write red or green text on the white background, with some kind of icon next to it?
Will, if you have a spare moment (yeah, right!) do you perhaps want to mock up the full width of the bottom section with a success message shown by the buttons - to see if it works?