It turns out that only two of the wires for each switch are needed, the third was just to make the click. It was working well until I broke the PS/2 connector on the circuit board.

This seems to be more of what you were thinking right? (

That would be awesome to put in a glove sort-of configuration, but it is waay above any cost ceiling for me. Probably cheaper ways to do it, that was just the first thing that came up. Definitely post more details tripdragon, love to see how this turns out.