I ifinally attached the two batteries in series to the inverter/controller. I have no idea if this is how it should read or not. It doesnt tell me how charged the batteries are and I would think it should.
That is a good sign that the unit is at least partly working. Try plugging in a small load (like a lamp or something) to the AC receptacles to make sure it's actually outputting.
Next step connect at least one panel to see if it shows the PV side working.