XF 1.4 Menu Beside Alerts

I have run searches and read dozens of posts about adding navigation to the navbar. I am looking to add a drop menu on the right of the Alerts menu though and haven't found anything about that.

I tried mimicking the code but am doing something wrong. I realize I am modifying the navigation_visitor_tab and can get a simple link to work. I just want to be able to create the same style menu the other 3 links display. I am creating a staff menu that will grant them quick access to certain forums. (I use forums as a means to handle reports, discuss the site, etc.) I just want everything to look the same. Is there a thread on making your own menu like that which I have missed? I doubt this is difficult but I can't get it to work and I am frustrated now. lol

I was going to title it "Staff" and wrap it with a conditional to only show for my staff. Then i was going to add 4 basic links to different sections. That's it. lol