Setting up links in BP sidebar

I would like to have al my BuddyPress links in the top of my sidebar.
I have a similar thread out there asking how to add my BP features into a WP custom menu list.
I have been working on this article.
The problem is that the links are inline like a paragraph and not in a list.
It looks like a jumbled mess. I'm sure it is the themes css, but I don't know enough to fix it.
I really just need a list of links to the BuddyPress features.
Thanks for you time