Re: Wire coding
Same thing as Mike said, but simpler:
If you've removed the switch, you'll have two wires dangling out of the box. Just attach either wire to either screw on the new switch.
The white is neutral. Red and orange are not permitted to be neutral. Neutral is never connected to a switch. (When you see a white wire connected to a 3-way switch, it is NOT a neutral and should be marked to indicate that it is not. Same with a switch on a 240V circuit.)
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.