With some great thanks to Huan over at https://github.com/showmewebcam for this time and attention, I have now got the cam working!
Using buildboot and his configs I was able to get the Raspberry Pi 0 W Camera working as a USB webcam with the HQ Raspberry Camera.
Now I need to tweak and see how far we can push this baby.
I need to figure out a better tripod system. Though this is fine, the ribbon cable ingot specifically for the pi 0 is like a millimetre shorter in the metal contacts and does not sit as well as the standard blue ribbon that I already had.
The cable keeps coming out.
But, for now, we’re good.