Glad to see this all worked out.
I think pedal placement will also yield differences in how prominent the effect is including the mod. I prefer the phaser before distortion always but that is only my subjective preference. The Phase 45 is a much more subtle phase which is great for clean parts like Pink Floyd and the Phase 90 is more upfront like a Van Halen. To me both effects are more subtle pre-distortion and more up front post so the switch may come in handy depending on where you like it in the chain. The delay should always be last IMHO save Reverb being my only exception.
Most importantly enjoy!