I took a Taurus needle, which i think is exactly the same style needle Cameron has.
(Being that the plastic is molded clear, with orange paint on the ends)
And I also took my stock 04 Ranger Edge cluster needles (which are molded orange)
I sanded off the orange paint on the taurus needle, too see if blue LED would shine through and it does. I used a paint pen to paint it blue (You could probably use any color)
Here i taped some LED's to my desk and hooked them to a 12v transformer.
Here I put the needles in a piece of cardboard and put it over the LEDs
Here I did the same thing as before but I put a blanket over my head and the tripod so that the picture would be "nighttime dark"
So it appears you will NOT need aftermarket needles if you carefully sand off the colored paint.