Default Need advice on mess with S3 update ....

Hello all,
Short story, wife had the 4.3 OTA nag popup, accidentally hit 'ok' and pulled battery before unit booted.

I thought maybe I could avoid the 4.3 OTA by flashing CWM via heimdall. I followed the CM directions for d2vzw at, basically I did the following:

heimdall flash --ABOOT aboot.mbn --no-reboot
heimdall flash --BOOT boot.img --no-reboot
heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery-clockwork-

However when I try to boot into recovery mode, I get the android character with spinning globe. I only saw the picture long enough to pull the battery.

Any suggestions on this on? It looks like the confirmation for OTA sets something, and it appears that whatever I did above either was wrong, didn't happen properly, or is ignored at this point. If I boot back into download mode I still see custom binary no, and current/system binary official.

I would like to get this to CWM and CM 10.2, but suspect it is too late ... can anyone tell me how to work around this, or should I just bite the bullet and reboot to see if the OTA updates at this point?

Thanks for any help you can advise on ....