so i did some more testing, and it is doing mesh bed leveling. i confirmed it by raising one side of my bed all the way, and dropping the other side, so it fell by 15-20mm across the bed. and the leveling worked fine and it was able to print. however, regardless of the bed's angle, the lower left corner always prints too close to the bed, and the upper right is too high. so i dont know if it is calculating the mesh wrong or something?
im printing at .2 and .3mm first layer heights and it does not affect the outcome.