I have posted some pics of my dash control panel.
I have not been able to remove the plastic moulding that wraps around everything. I was able to pry the upper edge back to connect a 12v wire to the accessory switch in order to turn on/off my onyx xm radio add on. When I remove the the 3 screws and try to pry the whole piece off, it feels like it might break, so I could not determine how to get the ac/heat control module out, as it is behind the moulding.
Here is a pic of the heater hose. As stated earlier, there is only one hose in front of engine compartment, but after looking more towards rear I think I see the return hose back there. It is covered with corrugated plastic and I had originally thought it was wiring or something else.
I have a call in to service manager to see exactly what the original mechanism was on the heat control, as I never did see any sort of cable connected valve on the heater hose.
Thanks for everyone's input.