Your Mother, that won't work. My scripts have been written in such a way that they can be uploaded to a remote server and work just as they do on my computer. So, if I add that line to my scripts locally, they will break remotely since my remote host does not have a directory called /home/me/perl5. I do not know where they remote host puts the local libs, all I know is they work there.
So, if I can not get apache to see my local libs, I will sudo cpan all the modules to to root's libs and let the local libs just sit there.
No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!