yea, I made the buttons as a stand alone assembly with inverted tact switches mounted in them. they press against the piece of bread board activating the button. as this assembly is self contained and mounted to the top of the shell, I wanted to put a disconet plug, but I could not find one locally, so I perminatly conected the top to the mobo, with solder joints, and safed them with heat shrink tubing.
the best thign that pleased me was the plaement of the anolog stick. it is perfect placement and height, I had to sand the bottom of the stick assembly to lower it so that the right stick is not higher than the left. I did this mod for soulshudder, but am considering another one for personal use. LOL