With the pedal 'on' but disconnected from ins, outs and power you should see close to zero ohms (an 'on' connection) between 2 & 1, 5 & 4 and 8 & 7.
ahh i was trying this with the cable plugged to the in .. it is different without the cable plugged in
so in this mode, i get 0.2 ohms for 2&1, 0.1 ohms for 5&4 and 0.1 ohms for 8&7
Between 2 & 3, 5 & 6 and 8 & 9 there should be a very high reading (or off).
i set the DMM to "2M" and it doesn't change for 2&3 or 5&6 of these pairs (just displays ".0L" without indicating any connection)
for 8&7 I get a reading around 1M ohms
Multimeters often have a continuity setting. On this setting you often find that that there is an internal bleeper that sounds when you connect the probes together, indicating there is a short between the probes.
my continuity tester unfortunately has no beep.
In this case we are really interested in proving that you see a very low resistance connection between 4 & 5 of the switch when the pedal is switched to 'on'. This shows that the input signal from the input jack at least passes through the footswitch
based on my understanding of your instructions, we appear to have this. does the non-responsiveness of the other pairs present a problem ?
You could expand from there a little and look for continuity (very low resistance) between the tip of the input jack and the junction of R1 and C1.
i have continuity between the tip and the right-eyelet on R1, no continuity b/w tip and left eyelet
I have continuity between the tip of input and the left eyelet of C1, none with right eyelet
At the other end of the circuit for the signal to get out of the pedal we need continuity between the top of R24 and the tip of the output jack.
i have continuity b/w tip of out and left eyelet of R24, but nothing from the right eyelet