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Figured I'd reply with the procedure since I literally had to do this today on my 2013.
The other day I got in my car and turned on the AC but it came out at the floor. It was set to the dash. Checked the other positions, when set to floor, it came out of dash. Defrost position was unchanged.
Very strange, never had that happen before. After a few days, it never seemed to fix itself, and I remember the re-calibration procedure I had to do once for a different reason.
Having done this twice now, I'm confident in the procedure. I did find this elsewhere on this forums some time ago, though I think it has a few extra steps.
Actuator Recalibration Procedure
2012-2013, 2014-2016 Limited - This procedure should work on all 8th gens, but I believe the fuse you need to pull is labeled differently prior to 2012
(1) With the car off, pop the hood, and open the fuse box on the far left side.
(2) (2012-2016) Using the diagram underneath the cover, find the 10A fuse labeled "DISPLAY" and remove it. Should be on the upper section.
(3) Start car & let it run a few minutes. You'll notice your dash display doesn't come on.
(4) Turn the car off and go use the bathroom (or just wait a few minutes)
(5) Put the fuse back in, and start the car. You'll see the dash display light up, and you should hear the actuators resetting their position. Don't mess with controls until they're done.
(6) Once you don't hear the actuators moving anymore, test it.
I can't remember why I had to do this the first time, although I'm sure it's in the original thread I learned how to do this. At least I know, it works for more than one problem.
If anything, at least there's now 2 places in the forums where this can be found. Might be more helpful for those coming here from Google Searches, which is how I found the place.