Well everyone, you will be happy to know that by the time I got the first reply here, I had it fixed! Bluejay was right, it was a factory setting for bluetooth that was set to FRONT only speakers, crazy! Everything worked great but the bluetooth, which is why I bought it.
Sorry for the delayed post, life is crazy these days. On a side note, the sound is infinitely better, even with stock speakers, which will be replaced in order of importance next. I am using a local guy, crutchfield, and reading up on it. However, I am getting the sense that a wrangler is a wrangler is a wrangler as far as sound quality. I mean you can't sound deaden a wrangler that has the top off half the year! So I don't think I'll be investing top dollar in the speakers. My local guy says kickers for the sound bar should be first, great sound, low $$, very durable. Thoughts? Then it will be a small amp and sub, then front speakers, then done.