Well it turns out the creaky noise I was getting in my 2001 b5.5 was the steering rack because it went out..power steering fluid flowed from the passanger side wheel well like a leaky faucet. I purchased a replacement rack online from a car with similar miles.
My question until it comes in or when I need to have it fixed is if it is safe to drive with no power steering especially with no steering fluid. I have heard cases where the steering gear would cease up causing the steering to lock. On top of that would my power steering accessory get too hot while on the assembly belt with no fluid in it? If this is the case I'll have to have it towed to a mechanic when the piece comes in.