Hi Mr. webster,
Thank you again for taking the time to help me. I'm extremely grateful. It was fortunate for me that my wife's uncle, the guy who originally took the thermostat off came by and installed it. It was as simple as you had said. Unfortunately though, before the thermostat was installed properly, I had attempted to cook a Christmas ham for the family and burned it due to the heat being incorrectly regulated. In doing so I sentenced myself to cooking dinner for a month. Go figure! Anyway, this site is extremely helpful and as I've said before, thank you for your time.