I googled “gui options in python” and one of the top links was from StackOverflow where a user asked if Python was suitable for GUI development. The replies look very helpful and are worth following up. The consensus pointed to wxPython as a very stable and well supported library for GUIs.
wxPython home site —> wxpython.org
wxDesigner home site —> http://www.wxdesigner-software.de/
wxPython tutorial —> http://zetcode.com/wxpython/
This dude seems to have a good handle on Maya and Python: http://www.rtrowbridge.com/blog/2010/02/maya-python-ui-example/
What I need to do next is finishing going through the differences for creating GUIs in Python and what I need from a GUI. First I need to reorganize for the semester so I can graduate and find a job!