Tore the dash apart AGAIN and replaced my heater hose all the way up to the core, by chopping most of the tube off. No more leaking!
also screwed my foot blend door just partially open instead of shut so I have air to the ft again! Also flexed out on a gravel pile front first then in reverse to see hot much I would need to bump stop. Was kinda disappointed with the flex, though I know it's not that huge of a "ramp". I know my rear ca's are out a little to far (followed iro suggested measurements) and when I flexed on a snow pile a few weeks ago the rear tire hit the bumper, thinking about opting to trim the bumper instead of fussing with the ca's. I couldn't mimic hitting the rear bumper though, maybe because I was discoed this time?