I think i figured it out. Stupid me, the pcb i have isnt the same as as the one used on spiffyshoe’s picture. I think the ribbon socket might have a different layout compared to the pcb used by spiffyshoe’s solderless hack. Going to trace the green membrane to figure out what the layout should be for the ribbon socket. Thanks for the help everyone.
Yea so after tracing it seems like the ribbon socket is actually:
o_O Definately explains why my  was acting like a Ground… So whats a good way of removing hotglue…