Not hitting 170 for mash out is not critical AT ALL.
Essentially, heating to 170 does two things. One, denatures Enzymes. Two, thins the mash (kind of like heating honey or syrup).
Since you mashed to full conversion, there were no more sugars for the enzymes to work on any way, and as for the slightly thicker consistency of the wort... so you leave behind a tiny percentage of sugars, or sparging takes an extra 30 seconds... At the 5 gal level, the benefits of mashing out at 170 are negligible.
In fact, I usually do not mash out. When everything is converted, I drain the wort or sparge. I do not want to risk getting above 170, where some noticeable tannin extraction becomes possible, and besides, it shaves 20 minutes off of my brewday.