okay, now I got it
Alright, so this is verified by test...
The torx (star) pattern bolt securing the entire tensioner assembly to the engine block is regular direction threaded. Also of note, it is not a blind hole, so the thread and bolt can go all the way thru. When the motor is cool, it is very difficult to remove, this is because of the different materials and the repeatative heating and cooling of those materials (ie aluminum and different grades of steel). So my recommendation is to let the motor heat up to operating temp, then try and remove said bolt, or if you can't or just want a crappy challenge, then you can pry the tensioner apart and grind the head of the bolt off so you can slide the rest of the tensioner off and replace the bolt. Or you can just heat it all up via running the engine and it should come off...also when reinstalling, use anti-seize ( I also put a little dab of thread locker on the last threads to contact the hole, not needed, I'm just paranoid) DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN when reinstalling!!!!!!!!!!!
The hex head bolt securing the bearing (pulley, wheel, whathaveyou) IS REVERSE THREADED!! Do not do what I did and reef on the thing until you break off the arm of the tensioner! If the bearing on the tensioner is bad, it is much easier to replace only the pulley and not the whole tensioner assembly. SO yes, this one is reverse threaded.
Recap: Tensioner assembly = torx ( T-50 i think), regular thread
Tensioner Pulley only = hex head (18mm i think), reverse thread
Hope this helps someone out there from doing what the two of us both did!