Here are the pics. I used the wires coming off the headlight selector switch. I used the org/gry and the blk/tan (Pic of wire diagram below)
This did allowed me to dim them with the dash lights, though these are fairly bright so the effect is not as much as I hoped.
I was not sure where to mount the lights so I punted expecting to have to tweak them later. I got the lights from Autozone for like 12 bucks. I mounted 1 strip on the panel that is under the steering column. Funny it also shines blue light up through the cover around the steering wheel (Not sure I like that.) The other strip I mounted under the glove box. There is a bar that supports the box and is well suited for that. I fished the wires under the center panel and tied them to the first string.
Please do not judge the wire management, it is temp till I decide the placement is right. I am not that happy with the driver side placement so if anyone has a better location please fill me in.
My first attempt at this type of work so I am sure there are better ways to do this.
Thanks for the help and support.