Re: Fixing Orientation of Components after 'Assemble' operation
This is currently the way that Creo Illustrate works. Moving parts for any reason ('fixing up' the assembly or illustrating a dis-assembly) is specific to a figure and does not change the sBOM.
Having said that, you can drag the start and end locations of an Explode Line to reposition them as required. The 'End' needs to stay glued to the part, but can be at any location on the part; the 'Start' can be positioned anywhere in the illustration.