Did you use the New Virtual Machine Wizard to create your OS X guestOS, if you used the wizard the only thing you should need to add is the CPUID mask, everything else should be correct. Can I ssuggest you uninstall VMware Workstation and delete the VMware Workstation directory if is still present after you have uninstalled and re-booted. Then re-install Workstation apply Albert's Unlocker, and create a new Apple Mac OS X Guest Operating System using the Wizard. If you are not making progress I will run through the install as I have a Core i7 and retail copy of OS X 10.6.3, and do a quick guide.
Thanks MSOK, have recreated the vmk and amended the lines you specified. Now I can get to the shell prompt but cant change the removable device to the OSX retail cd in vmware. The option is greyed out. Also, I have set the removable CD/DVD to be SCSI and not IDE after receiving an EFI error. How do I enable the CD given its greyed out?