You should take your multimeter and investigate your button a little. See which legs are connected when pthe button is pressed and which are connected when it is not. Don't follow instructables. Try to look for something a little better. Instructables are pretty much known for being crap. That's where you go to post your tutorial if you're some raw n00bie who barely gets it and the other sites keep taking your half assed wrong tutorials down. Try something more like this: http://www.gammon.com.au/switches
Thank you sooooooo much for the link! I worked from the tutorials there and its now all working! quick question.. if I have 4x buttons do I need a 10k resistor for each or can I use 1x for all 4 switches?