I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT YOU DO TO YOUR DEVICE, USB CABLES, OR COMPUTER! FOLLOW THIS INSTRUCATBLE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Step 1: Stuff You Will Need
TWO PRONGED rocker switch
sharp blade to cut /start wire stripping
two female spade connectors (find them at Walmart in the automotive section, get the smallest ones you can find)
Dremel with metal cutting disc to cut metal/plastic housing (if adding switch to internal device)
Two SMALL wire nuts (Walmart) or Soldering iron and heat shrink tubing
6 inches of black and red automotive wire (you will need this to add to the stripped wire via wire nut or solder)
Step 2: Lets Get Started
you will want to take the switch and mock it up were you want it on the outer panel.
once you do this, take a marker and trace out the pattern of the switch on the panel. (sorry no pics for this, needed both of my hands for that)
once you mark out the area of the switch, it's time to break out that Dremel and start cutting ( once again, needed both of my hands for that, sorry guys)
in my case since there are two of each I am looking for the primary +5volt data and ground, which is the the row with 5 pins.
so form the female end of the cable I took the top row with 5 pins and form my pinout I have provided I took the FIRST wire and the FOURTH wire (notice they are all the same color for my internal device)
Separate both wires (mark them if you need to) and use your blade to cut a slit down both wires, fold the are where you slit the wires in half and CAREFULLY use your wire strippers and pull JUST THE OUTTER PLASTIC HOUSING OFF. DO NOT CUT THE WIRES. (once again I needed both hands for this)
I had to take a 6 inch piece of automotive wire, strip it and use a wirenut to secure it to the cable and then strip the other end of the automotive wire so that it fit into the female spade terminal (not shown, when I had it like this the wires were so thin even after I had twisted them together they slipped out of the terminal after I had crimped it, so I had to use the thicker automotive wire. I also accidentally stripped both + and ground wires, hence the four wires coming out of the terminal in this pic)
repeat this for the ground wire (also added automotive wire, RED for the +5 volt, and BLACK for the ground wire)
attach the outer panel
flip the switch to the ON Position ( l )
you should see your operating system show you that your device is plugged in to your computer
For Internal devices like this once you have your switch in and working DO NOT TEST IT BY TURNING IT ON AND OFF OVER AND OVER !!! YOU WILL CAUSE THE USB PORTS TO THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM WHERE THERE IS NOT AND THE PORTS WILL TEMP DISABLE THEM SELVES!!!
IF THIS HAPPENS JUST GO INTO THE DEVICE MANAGER, AND NAVIGATE TO THE USBS THAT HAVE THE ! SYMBOL ON THEM AND LEFT CLICK AND SELECT DISABLE AND THEN LEFT CLICK AGAIN AND SELECT ENABLE, IT WILL RESET THE PORTS.
REMEMBER RESIST THE URGE TO PRESS THE BUTTON OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! (insert REN and STIMPY pun here)