Thanks for the response. I tried your solution but it didnt work.
what did not work
exporting the $PATH variable to the ff in your HOME folder will work
but you will need to do0 that EVERY time you want ff14 ( and turn off the auto update )
or the second time you launch ff14 it will be ff18.0.2
put the path to the ff14 ( insecure) in your ~/.bash_profile file
and it is not "HOMEDIR" it is "HOME"
the /bin folder in your HOME folder should be already listed
place FF14 in there
~/bin/firefox ( "~/" IS "/home/YourUserName"
---- you need the full path---
to the path in ~/.bash_profile
then add LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the firfox folder and export that in the "~/.bash_profile"
and also add the "plugins" folder you MUST add by hand
use the very nice and handy "run-mozilla.sh" script to launch ff14
it is in the ff folder