Thanks guys, I got under the dash yesterday and chased wires with the voltmeter, I didn't go the whole way in figuring out where my bad connection was happening. However, with a little tension put on the connection from the dash cluster to the 4 pin connector to the steering column it would fire right up. I could also hear a faint click like a relay firing when I put tension on the cables as well.
My fix due to time was to zip tie the harness to keep that slight tension on it and its worked flawlessly since.
I'll track it down soon and get the right fix. I did notice this first started showing up after repainting my dash cluster cover about a year ago.
Thanks for the help.
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