That's ok, don't respond back to me until he can do the re-wire.
But...there are other options that you can try.
First, if you don't have a set of component cables around the house like this set --
Then we can try TWO PAIRS of the 3-wire composite cables and simply connect "temporarily" ....All we need to do is use one set for the Green, Blue , and Red VIDEO outputs on the cable, and connect them to the same colored Video INPUTS on your TV set. Then the 2nd set of cables we use the White and RED Audio outputs on your Cable box and connect them to the White and RED AUDIO inputs on your TV set, then select that input just like you select the DVD's input. The inputs are numbered where you connect them on the TV set, and some are "boxed in" so you know that COMP 2 box or COMP 1 box is what you are connected to.
The good news is that most of us have a bunch of cables like this one laying around the house after years and years of buying equipment that used these cables --
So for TESTING...they work perfectly fine connecting a Cable box to a TV set's Component input jacks.
And...it gets you UP AND RUNNING NOW....not a day or two later !
I'm a Tech....I find ways to get my customers up and running as fast as I can.