Smoker was at 250-260 when I went to bed. 9lb pork shoulder. I woke up the temp on the egg said 200, but looked like it was off. Internal meat probe said 168. Fired it back up to 275. Fired up quickly.

Put it on around 7 last night, it’s 7:45 now.

Safe to eat??

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    While I realize your pork is not at room-temp, the question is whether (and how long) your product spent in the "danger zone". The linked Q&A has all of the appropriate information for you to make a decision. From your question, it looks like you are probably alright, but you don't supply enough detail for me to definitively say if your food is safe.
    – moscafj
    Aug 1 at 14:42

Let me see if I have this right. You are pretty clear that everything was good when you went to bed. Next morning, you get up. You check on the smoker. The smoker has gone out - it is not providing heat. You check the meat with a probe and the meat temp is still 168, right?

Now, all I've done is repeat back to you what I understand you said. If that is how everything happened, then yes, your meat is just fine. If your meat had been 30 degrees cooler, there might have been some reason to doubt, but 168 F is fine.

Also, I am assuming you didn't leave it out cooling (for more than an hour or so) after cooking. The rule-of-thumb for the danger zone is 40F - 140F. There is a very similar question, with an answer, in this question.

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