Backlash is too tight. JK44 sped (per the Yukon book) is .006-.010
I understand that's right on the edge, but since your getting variation under spec I wouldn't run it (just me).
You should measure in that range all around the gear, with no more than .002 variation. Remove .005 off your ring-gear-side shim and move it to the non-ring-gear-side.
Don't bother running the pattern until the backlash is as close to nominal as you can get.
As far as the pattern, I agree with DKjeep that you want the patterns to converge, but given it looks pretty well centered top to bottom moving the pinion depth might not help you out. I've found some gears don't converge, just the way they are machined. focus more on getting the patter depth correct. That said loosening up your backlash might help.
2007 2dr X, 6sp, 35's on D44's, 2" lift, cage, hydro, etc.