Change your Softkey's to custom images! These work on rooted stock 4.02 using Metamorph.
[SOFTKEYS] Softkey Collection [GSM/LTE] [Update 08-01] - xda-developers
Changed mine currently to Nexus colored ones shown here: xda-developers - View Single Post - [SOFTKEYS] Softkey Collection [GSM/LTE] [Update 08-01]
You will not show the search button unless you are running a custom ROM that supports that or have installed the softkey mod on a Deodexed stock ROM. Other then that works as custom buttons shown on stock 4.02