Well I think I found a solution. It appears the css block for ie6 fall back is causing the issue:
/* IE6 does not support PNG alpha channel, so we use gifs for the command sprites instead */
* html .reTool span,
* html .reTool_text span,
* html .reTlbVertical .reTool_text span,
* html .reToolbar .reSplitButton.reTool_text span
By Adding an !important top the .toolbar span block located above this, the issue rectified itself.
By Adding an
the .toolbar span
this, the issue rectified itself.
/* reTool */
I'm not overly concerned about ie6 as we are in a corporate environment and require better than ie6. I wanted to update this just so anybody else that runs into this issue has a reference. We will be upgrading to the latest toolset shortly, but with any large application, updates such as this are slow and painful.