well, I GOT IT!!!
Craigslist was the ticket. I got a "Tranquil Ease" heat/massage blaxk leather fluffy recliner for $100. The heat/massage does not work....but I hope to tinker with it until it does. All the lights come on the control pad and never shut off...mayeb a short? I dont think new guts would be too expensive...but I'm not sure. Any techie's wanna take a stab at it? Its got a black box mounted below the seat with 4 wire...power, seat, back,heat, and controller.
Anyhow, just figured I'd update the thread as I watch tv in it