Haven't had time to try much new on the car in recent weeks. I did get SSS, DSS and INPA software up and running, disabled the car/key memory functions with relation to the fresh air/recirculation flap and it did nothing. Disabled a few other functions related to the flap and it also did nothing. This software is awesome, I recommend highly that anyone who is a DIYer invest in it and the OBD2 cable, it only cost me $36.
Next step is to try and find the factory default positions of the gears and flaps. For now I have just left the actuator disconnected and the car in the fresh air mode. Don't really notice any difference, but my car is just a weekend/summer ride.