Sounds like midi is not connected in both directions, which it should be.
Thanks seems that was the problem. Setting this thing up is surprisingly tricky between the AMS settings, MIDI I/o and the fact that the plugs have no in or out markings that I could find. Combined with the fact that I plugged it into my command 8 and it wouldn't let them share inputs. Seems pro tools labels the I/o differently than it is marked on the command 8. After enough fiddling it now works!