Something else you may want to consider - IF you watch your gauges carefully:So according to frank8003 I should still move my other valve as well as the hose to the other location. Is that the consensus here? I'd rather not mess with it since heat now works and I bet twisting it off and on would be a b&*ch. But if I have to do it, I'll get it done.
Ever notice how diesel trucks "wear a blanket" in the winter? Generally a snap on device over some of the grille out front? Years ago I had a Chevrolet pickup that just never would get warm in the winter. Thermostat was good. Plenty of flow in the radiator. Ended up covering about half the radiator with a piece of cardboard in the winter and I was warm and toasty after that. Temp gauge never got above 180 and nice warm air came out of the defroster and heat vents....
You don't want to cook your motor, so watching the gauge and maybe even verifying what it reads with a cheap "point and shoot" thermometer would be smart. What worked for me might cause a really bad day for you - but it is worth a try.