Well, I will probably wind up editing this post before it's all said and done, but here are the best pics I could come up with. Apparently my friend meant I could use is cell phone camera and I could have done that myself, so I just used it. The quality isn't very clear or crisp, but hopefully it conveys the point(s). I don't know which pics are which, so I'm going to submit this reply, then come back to it and add details about the pictures.
Pic 1: This is the camera and microphone part....
Pic 2: This is the back of the camera/mic part, where the 4 connections are made from the base part. They are numbered 1-4 from left to right. Close ups are Pics 7 and 8
Pic 3: Overview of the back of the base station/monitor part
Pic 4: Where the 8 wires exit the back of the base/monitor, they are numbered 1-8 from left to right, just can't see the numbers etched in the plastic because the pic is fuzzy.
Pic 5: Close up of the 4 connections that go to the cam/mic part. They also are numbered 1-4, except in this pic from left to right it goes 4, 3, 2, 1. The green RJ-11 phone line is attached correctly to these connectors as well as on the back of the cam/mic piece. The wire order is as follows: 1-black, 2-red, 3-green, 4-yellow. All the numbers align with each other properly, in all three places.
Pic 6: Shows the connections on the back of the monitor, and also the DIP switch and two other terminals that I don't know what are for. I think the device has the capability to open a locked door/gate to allow people to enter at the press of a button instead of having to manually unlock the door/gate. The indentations on the plastic by the two unused terminals say "S" and "L".
Pic 7: Shows connections 1 and 2 on the back of the cam/mic
Pic 8: Shows connections 3 and 4 on the back of the cam/mic
Pic 9: Shows the top side of the monitor, where the cam was on. The cam works when you turn it on from the monitor, and so does the mic and sound. I'm trying to figure out how to get it to also work when the call button is pressed on the cam/mic part. That is the whole problem.
Pic 10: didn't load for some reason, but it was a close up of the DIP switch on the back. The settings are left as it came out of the box. Switches 1 and 2 are off, switch 3 is on, and 4 and 5 are also off.
I hope this helps somebody understand a little more what's going on....maybe the call button on the cam/mic is just broken, which sucks