I believe the top drawing represents the TEC distributor and the bottom drawing represents the Hitachi distributor.
On my 2001 Accord VP with the TEC, the distributor is opposite what's in the drawing (the 2 screw holes are positioned at the top with 'A' at the upper right). That's what's causing my confusion.
My 2001 VP (F23A5 like the DX) has the TEC distributor like the top picture above.
The terminal marked 'C' is the #1 cylinder, then, proceeding clockwise 1,3,4,2, which makes the letter 'A' the # 4 cylinder.
I popped the hood on a 1998 DX at a dealers lot to verify this and when I put mine in that order it started right up. Very confusing.....but I should have paid more attention when I took off the old wires....