So long story short… I somehow managed to blow my dimmer switch while correcting a poorly wired 3 way. It no longer physically switches any power. However, it seems to be perfectly happy on the zwave network acting like it works. It receives commands and updates the status, etc.
I was about to throw away the switch when I realized that it may still be useful for something. I guess it could be used to remotely dim lights that are already on another dimmer perhaps? Maybe there’s something more creative it could be used for?