The only problem is that the icons displayed are still stock ICS blue. I made sure to decompile the apk, changed the images (wifi and battery icons. the notification close "X" i edited is working), recompiled (no errors), resigned, pushed to my device's /system/app, and cleared the dalvik cache.
It shows in root explorer that I have my edited app and the files I edited are in the apk as well. so can anyone tell me what is going on?