Coyote, you're the winner. moved the switch arm to the inner set of nubs: i'm in biz! tyvm.
i had a similar idea yesterday, just different method. i tried putting a little piece of rubber under the arm, so the arm wouldn't need to go down as far. it worked better, but actually moving the arm inward did it way cleaner and it works flawless now. again, thank you. i had not idea that was even an option on those switches. the more you know...
the balloon pop came up in test and now comes up during gameplay. the apron switch barely works, however. i'll have to check that donkey out.
hooked up my psw10 and pinnovator daughter board. sound is unreal. thanks for the advice there, too, guys. my CV is getting there. slowly, but surely.