Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Melbourne's West
Donuts, that's your aircon thermostat - shuts off the compressor when the evaporator core (in the heater box) is cold enough. As it's only a switch, shouldn't matter which way the leads go back on.
As for bending the capillary tube (steel wire - actually copper - it's pretty soft), as long as you didn't fracture it (and I reckon you'd have to bend it a LOT to do that!) it's cool (pardon the pun). They have to be bent anyway to route them into the heater box.