Thanks all! Pictures Attached!
I would like to thank all for their input on the cluster swap. It was very easy to do, the most time consuming thing was finding something to assist removing the pins from the '02 and '04 white connectors. Although this task may be preschool work to most of you, it was new to me and so I would like to pass it on to others need.
Upon receiving and examining the two clusters, the black connectors are exactly the same, need no modification, and are plug and play.
The white connectors have the same number of wires, however a few of the wire color codes are different, the pin arrangement is different and the connect is different as well.
To fix this, I took pictures of the wires and how they were positioned in the original (2002) cluster. Removed all of the pins from each of the white connectors. Repined the old connector from the 2002 cluster with the wires of the 2004 cluster following the pictures, and whala!
Some of the wire color codes changed between the two years. Although pretty self explanatory, below is the conversion between the 2002 and 2004.
~ '02 blue wire with black stripe gets replaced by the blue wire from the '04
~'02 red wire with green stripe gets replaced by the green wire with the red stripe from the '04
~'02 white wire with blue stripe gets replaced by the blue wire with the white stripe from the '04
~'02 orange wire gets replaced by the orange wire from the '04.
~'02 light blue wire gets replaced by the light blue wire from the '04.
~'02 blue wire with red stripe gets replaced by the blue wire with the red stripe from the '04
After you reconnect it to the bike, you will also discover you now have two (2) trip odometers and a clock! My cluster did not come with instructions but it again was pretty self explanatory. To set the clock, push the right button until the clock appears. Press and hold both the left and right button until the time begins to blink. Left button changes hours (in military time). Right changes minutes. Once set, turn ignition key to off position. Your clock is now set!
Hope this helps to any newbs like myself.
-Clear roads and blue skys