Ugh... I'm not certain that the EL panel you listed will work. Riceburner98 looked into this and if I remember correctly was informed that if you punch holes in the EL it will no longer light up properly. Sorry about your luck. Sounds like an OE replacement is in order. FYI the connectors can be finicky. If you are certain the wires from the ribbon to the EL are broke, I'd reach out to Bob @riceburner98 to see if he could possibly fix the ribbon/EL.