I had a problem with the screws coming loose inside my tach and the face would just spin around inside the housing. I had no luck pulling the tach apart so i took the advice of a fellow DML'er and just cut the tach apart. While it was apart I learned how it works and why mine never worked until i tightened up all the screws in it.
First i cut the tach all the way around with my dremel:
Then i removed the three brass screws on the back of the tach:
Then i pulled the tach apart. as you can see in these pictures the tach gets it's power/reading through the 3 contact points on the circuit board. The problem i was having with my tach not working was that the 3 brass screws weren't tightened enough and the tach was not making good contact with the circuit board. If your tach doesn't work you may want to make sure these 3 brass screws are tight.
After screwing the face of the tach back in place and tightening the screws really well ... i put the parts of the tach back together and used JB Weld to reassemble the tach casing.
For those of you wanting to change the lighting colors of your tach/speedo, you will have to change the actual backdrop of the tach and speedo. It's made out of plexiglass i believe and the face of it is partially transparent where the light shines through. I tried using blue light bulbs to light the tach but the color stayed the same.