Excellent! Ellis I used the instructions provided in your links and finished my project. Thanks for your help. As an aside, I found that I was able to use the method that uses both ends despite the one end already having a loop in it. Basically I was able to pass my looped end through the split in the cord because I was able to split it wide enough. While the whole reverse loop looked doable, I just figured I would try and pass my loop through the split and it worked.
That's fantastic! It feels so good to overcome a challenge like that. I have also passed Dutch hooks through that hole without reversing it. Well done.