Sounds like you have a 2004 from the 11th. generation of the F-150 (2004-2008)? I had an '06 with the odometer problem and I gave up when I realized it wasn't matching up with the repair instructions posted here for older models.
The only other repair solution I was given was to start calling around to salvage yards to try to locate a replacement dash cluster -- but I struck out trying to find one that matched. (The F-150 has a little bit different variations of it for all different trim lines, and I had a basic "XL" version.)
I don't think I've seen a single post in this thread from someone with a 2005-2008 model who succeeded in fixing this problem with re soldering the board?
I wound up trading in the F-150 a few weeks ago anyway, on a Jeep. It was a pretty decent truck, but I had the V6 and it really lacked power, and STILL got pretty bad gas mileage. Problems like this one (that wound up costing me close to $500 at my Ford dealer to fix, since "that's not technically covered under your extended warranty") and the A/C that failed due to a compressor leak they couldn't fix without replacing the whole compressor housing helped my decision to part with it.
Good luck though!
Originally Posted by skingan
I tried the directions from Greg but struck out on the solution. The control panel was similar to the picture and there were 5+1 spots we sottered. Has anyone else out there with a 2004 had a similar scenario? (and of course Ford wants to just get me to order a whole new panel for a minor cost of $450+tax and labor)