If anyone else is having this issue, I found a solution.
First, make sure you are using the updated cif plugin
next you will need to build a new node using the CIFv3 prototype you just installed.
When I committed the changes, I wasn't able to set the remote or api info from within the web console. I had to do it via the command console by way of copying the side_config.yml file and updating the remote address, changing otype to itype and updating the token info.
The yml file was located in /opt/minemeld/local/config for me but your mileage may vary.
Hope that helps