Well I'm going to go back in this week and try to fix the dimmer issue. My old 1998 CD Deck dimmed fine.
Also, I'm going to hack up my double din faceplate to get it to fit right. The inside corners are more rounded and the P4200DVD is more square. So I figure I'll do some filing with my dremel, fix the dimmer, install the new iPod Video cable and then call it a day!
I love my stereo again. I have been using the 1998 CD Deck all this time and finally got tired of it and decided to make the change and I'm glad I did.
P.S. Pictures will come once it's completed :)
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2-Door Extended Cab Stepside