There’s definitely something wrong and I know my equipment is functioning as when I did my red dot alignment on a house over a quarter mile away, I could see and align everything through my scope. Clearly this is human error but I will keep at it tonight. Thanks.
If you are still having issues once you confirm you are on the right object, I would look at other possibilities.
Possible Collimation issues?
This would prevent you from getting a clear view.
Many posts on CN on how to check and to correct it.
Can you at least see moons of Jupiter?
Both Jupiter's Moons and Saturn's Rings are visible from almost anywhere, with most telescopes, regardless of the light pollution issues.
(BTW- where are you located to be getting so many clear nights for Saturn- here in the south Louisiana area, I haven't seen much in 2 months due to cloudy skies... )