Just undid all the connections tied to the hatch and made the hatch think it's closed with the screw driver. Cluster is still staying on. UghNope, not stupid at all. Now that I see you don't have the rear defroster anymore, it should just be the CHMSL and tailgate switch in the connector bundle that's near the passenger side hatch hinge. IIRC, they're mounted near the angled reinforcing bar. Try disconnecting those 2 connectors, leave them disconnected and go through your test scenario again.