To the right, it's a normally threaded nut.
Yes, that is correct.So we're looking at it from the wrong side technically. Loosening it by turning it right is actually lefty loosey if you had it turned around which would be standard is what you're saying?
Yes, it should provided rust hasn't crept into the threads. I've found that it's actually easier to break the nut loose before you pop the tierod out of the knucke. You should also get an alignment after all of the suspension work is doneAny tips on this job? Once the jam nut is knocked loose the tie rod should unscrew somewhat easily?