I have the email address, it's the password for it and the email acct associated with it I do not have. You need one of the two to be able to reset the password through Google.
Have you thought about going back to the VZW rep to find out the particulars for this gmail account to get the required settings? That would be the ONLY right way to do it, IMHO and keep EVERYTHING on the up and up.
Anything else just doesn't smell right to me . . . .