Arduino Yun and 4D uLCD-32-PTU-AR

I am trying to communicate with this touch screen and it would normally be done through serial, but the serial pins 1 and 0 are taken for the wifi communication so I am trying to get soft/alt soft serial to work on this board. I have tried a couple different things however I just cant seem to get data to transfer between the two devices, however the screen does turn on so thats good haha. right now I am trying to use pins 8 and 9, 8 being rx an 9 being tx. any recommendations to get this to work?