I don't see anything like what you're describing. The burners on the unit are on the bottom left, stretching horizontally across. There is a small, removal cover to allow access for lighting the pilot but it doesn't give you access to anything else. The only thing I have seen that even remotely resembles what you mentioned is the dial on the gas valve that has the "On, Pilot, and Off" settings.
I don't really know what those things you're talking about are even. I truly appreciate your help but I'm afraid I'm going to have to contact someone locally to come have a look at it. Thanks for your time.