Stepper motors got here today. Got the dash pulled, three bad ones replaced and the dash back together in about 45 minutes. First time in about 8 years all the gauges are working. They came in a 6 pack so I have the other three handy for when i need them.
I think I am still gonna get one of the OBD gauges though...either ultragauge as recommended here or proscan which would run on the laptop.