It can be painful but I'm sure you're going to get this to work. All the do-overs are hard won experience for all of us.
It may help if you pick up the stitches without regard to right or left leg. Just get that little loop on the needle. When you come to knit it on the next row, you can reseat it or work into the back of the stitch to untwist it. This is my go-to video for tinking which may also help:
Even though it may be tedious, when I'm working on fine stitches with tiny needles, I often take out more than one row this way in order to avoid dropping sts.
TAAT socks are a neat way to go but when I run into problem areas on two at a time anything, I work on one at a time.