The bulb filiment for brakes was burnt out (though the running light was still ok). I replaced it easily.
I checked the wjjeeps.com site and they gave a headup on how to access the overhead command center. Unfortunatly when I tried to use my philips to unscrew the front of it, it appears someone else may have tried it before (I bought the vehicle used) and it appears stripped. Grrrr
Once it annoys me enough I'll take it to the dealer I suppose. Rather have them drill out the screw and risk cracking the casing than me ;-)