So what could I do about it?
here's where the original control was wired into the bottom, and you can see the two cords I added poking up through that hole.
You can also see the scorch marks where the old board flamed out! Yikes!
I pulled the wires back through the hole and took the plugs off their ends.
I threaded a decent length of wire through both the power supply hole (about 12 feet) and the foot pedal cord hole (about 6 feet)
both of the wires going to the lamp attach to the power cord wires
one of the wires going to the motor attaches to the lamp+power wires,and then it gets wrapped.
one of the foot control wires attaches to the other motor wire, and the other foot wire attaches to the other lamp+ power wires, and then they ALL get wrapped.
The bottom plate gets screwed back into place
and there we have it. no extra crap.
I ordered a cuter foot pedal to replace that one....
Much more fitting to my sense of elegance