You will probably have to replace the post on the keg if you want to change it back to the original gray/gas, black/liquid configuration. The posts are different, I mistakenly put the black on the gray side on my first kegged batch, ended up with beer in the regulator!! Not to mention it was a PIA to get off.
I would replace the posts back to the original if I were you.
As far as the leaks, make sure you use teflon tape on anything that doesn't have a gasket. Hook everything up the way you want it. Open the gas and any manifolds or distributors. Big leaks should be very noticeable, a spray bottle of diluted Star San works great for me, because it foams up so much you should be able to find small leaks. Spray everything down good. Don't bother with the "Leak Detecting" sprays, use sanitizer.
Enjoy kegging, it will save you time and let you carb your beer faster. I only wish I had done it sooner.