If you're weird, then we are all probably weird. The more info the better we say. Keep it weird!Yep, you're correct. The little boxes next to each wheel show how much power/torque is being delivered to your wheels at the current moment. It's actually fun to have up and drive around with, you can see how it's constantly cycling torque to the wheels. Maybe I'm weird, as I enjoy seeing that from time-to-time. I should probably have that up when I do the drive modes video. This information screen is on all Intelligent AWD vehicles from Ford. Different ways to get to it for each vehicle but overall very similar. It's always in the settings section in that same screen.
Mud/rut mode does shut off traction control. I haven't played with that mode enough but I do know it turns that off.
Glad to hear how your travels went!