So after I made my thread about determining the direction a 2d sprite would be facing, I came to the realization I should get over my fears and make myself familiar with unity's C#. To my surprise, I picked up the tutorials very easily. Within hours, all the things that left me confused when ever I looked at a script become very clear. In fact, the following day I manage to scrape together 2 fully functional actions for playmaker that gets and sets all types of global variables.
I hope playmaker/ork users enjoy these actions, it was exciting making them and seeing them work for the first time. Let me know if there are any problems.