I was finally getting around to wiring up my leds. To test, I hooked up VCC, GND, one button and the joystick with LED. I soldered my directionals to the FGwidget, jab_in and all that according to one of the guides here. I plugged it into my laptop. The ball lit up. No directionals working and no led on the jab buttion. I decided to take everything apart including removing the fgwidget. Now I only had the jab button and the stick connected. Whenever I clicked that button or moved the stick windows would tell me I was pressing left and holding it.
Thinking I had some solder somewhere I looked closer at the underside of the Madcatz pcb. They had from factory some solder along the side of the board and I noticed the 2 joystick directionals had factory solder touching. I removed some and now jab was working. The problem is I can only press down on the stick now. It doesnt register anything else. Including a pic, not sure what else I can do.