Thanks for the link. I'm not sure I saw that one earlier or not, but it's only rated to go up to 302F which is about 200F less than I need.
I should have stated in my original post that it needs to go up to 450 - 500F.
I originally bought a couple of these: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/103JG1JRA/615-1016-ND/1014544?cur=USD
. I'm thinking I might just attach that the the high temp wire (purchased from Omega) with as little bare metal exposed as possible and find some high temp silicone to hold it in place where it won't short on anything.