I'm glad it worked well for you. Now you can make the most informed decision about which method you like best.
I also cut my HH ridgeline for purposes of more comfortable lounging use. I didn't replace the ridgeline, but rather just cut the stock one, tied a couple of bowline knots in the loose ends and connected them together with a quicklink
. A mini-biner would work just as well, but I had a quicklink handy.