installation of ps/ac belt on 2002 neon

Chilton manual says to rotate tensioner pulley tang clockwise to remove belt and then "release" the tensioner to remove belt. To install belt
rotate tensioner clockwise again to allow belt to slip over the tensioner and then "release" tensioner slowly until it contacts the belt.
I'm confused. What do they mean by "release" the tensioner? Does that mean turning it counterclockwise? It seems odd that you rotate the tensioner clockwise both to remove and install the belt. Is this correct? Again, what does "release mean"? Any help out there?
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If you had pulled the belt shield off and pulled on the belt you would see exactly how the tensioner is released. pull the belt with your hand and see what it does. pull hard
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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