Yep. To reverse the control plate you swap the volume & tone controls and then reverse the switch as well. You need to rout the bottom of the trench about 2mm as well it the switch will bottom out.
This guitar ain’t finished yet. So when it comes time to add a neck pickup or replace the pickguard, I’ll have a look into those caps.
Thanks for being on the lookout for that contact paper. I think I bought it at Target back in the mid 1990s.
I was thinking of taking a scan or a hi-res photo of a clean part of the pickguard and asking someone to print it on some type of film which could then be transfered to a pickguard or cut into the correct shape.