Aesthetic issues aside, which you know about, great job overall. If your'e going to do it this is the right way to do it. And thanks for putting the time into a write-up.
Originally Posted by MuNkY6913
i had a friend that is really good with soldering and he really helped me do this right.
This is where you are lucky! I'm decent w/ soldering but not sure I'd want to even try it. Really gotta have the right tools for the small stuff.