probably a dumb question here, but is there a way to migrate my Tk script to Tkx? Are they pretty much the same?
No, but it could be as simple as use Tcl::pTk; except, if you can't manage to install Tk.pm, you're not going to manage to install Tcl::pTk. see Re: TclTk interface with Perl code, is it possible?, Re^2: GUI toolkit+designer for the perl newbie
Don't bother migrating, just go ahead and install Tk.pm by any means possible, even if it means installing a 32bit version of perl, or a different perl build, or whatever else you have to do