Update on this. I got my console on ebay and took mine down to check it out and possibly swap. I noted that what is actually on the overhead console concerning the airbag is just a small LED pc board with 4 LED lights. I'm pretty sure that's not the problem because I don't think an LED circuit is going to throw my airbad light on the dash. I would have tried to just swap out the console and see, but the one that arrived didn't quite match the one in the picture on the auction. This one has several blemishes that I would consider unaccepable. I'm working with the seller now to settle this.
I found a section in the forum about diagnosing the airbag light code, so I'm going to try that out soon. Hopefully i'll find the problem and it won't cost me an arm and a leg.