Just did the mod - and interesting results...
First, I saw that the main menu saw displayed the familiar region 4 (US) on one side of the switch, and region 6 on the other - I guess this is Korea.
So when in US mode, everything booted and played fine as it was supposed to.
Turned off the machine, flicked the region switch and put in a Japanese game... Saturn went to the main menu displaying "game not suitable for this region" message. Ugh, so maybe there IS a region check between Korean and Japanese games.
So I threw in a Korean Saturn game and... it didn't play that either! (and remember, they played fine when my other Saturn was in Japanese mode).
So after this experiment, I can come to a few possible conclusions - from least to most likely, in my opinion.
1. I goofed on the mod somewhere.
2. Region 6 really isn't the Korean region. It's some other random place.
3. Although Sega originally included a different regional setting for the Korean market, this was actually never used, and Korean games were actually released with the region 1 (Japanese) stamp.
#1 isn't likely, because had I goofed, the US side of the switch probably wouldn't have worked perfectly, and it also wouldn't have displayed an unknown region (region 6) in the main menu for the Korean side of the switch. It most likely wouldn't even have booted normally had I really messed up somewhere on the mod itself.
Maybe #2, but I can't verify unless someone with a Korean Samsung Saturn can verify that their saturn displays region 6 in the main menu of the screen (or checked the jumper settings). I don't even know if Samsung Saturns display this info on the main menu, considering a Japanese Saturn unit I have do not display it.
Most likely #3 - this would explain the supposed 100% interchangeability of games between Korean and Japanese regions, and why my Korean saturn games boot up on region 1 (Japanese), and NOT region 6.
So in the end, in didn't work as I planned, but I learned something out of it. Hopefully it was of interest to some people out there...