For anyone questioning the same thing, after searching over dozens of threads... I took a chance and had success with one thread:
I was confused on firmware versions, because I bought my Note 3 late in its' release, and it came with 4.4.2 (NC4), and from there I rooted and did the safestrap thing. Many restore-to-stock threads focus on 4.3, and you can't go backwards in firmware from what I understand.
Okay so, anyone with a newer (4.4.2/NC4) Note 3, you can go back to stock by following the guide in the thread above. It worked for me anyway. Just follow the instructions but make sure you download the 4.4.2 firmware and not the 4.3 version, and make sure you wipe/factory reset afterwords.