i am printing on glass, so it is all on one plane. the leveling manually doesnt matter, because the mesh bed leveling adjusts the z height as it prints to match the bed. the problem here is that my probe knows the bed is askew, but it is not changing the z height at all, it is behaving like it doesnt have mesh bed leveling.
the BLTouch has a standard deviation of <0.01mm so it should behave way better than being off almost 0.2mm. teaching tech did a video on youtube about the BLTouch and he skewed his bed by shoving a ruler under one side, and the sensor was able to correct for that, so my slight misalignment should be no big deal to fix.