i just got some led strips from a Chinese seller on ebay. A pair of 24 leds each in red flexible strip for 4 bucks. Ran the wires to the cubby, looks amazing, definitely a lot brighter and a nicer red than the factory illumination kit.
I will post pictures very soon. Unfortunetely my cubby light is still blue. It doesnt bother me, adds some contrast but I will probably change it to red.