After some research regarding using arduinos with Bluetooth modules I have deduced:
You CANNOT serially talk to the arduino AND to the BT module if you have wired the BT module to the default TX/RX gates. You either have to connect the BT module without the arduino being powered by USB and talk to it or mask 2 other pins to "impersonate" TX/RX.
However I am OK with just being able to talk to one device at a time the problem is when I want to use the arduino to configure the module with AT commands. Can I do this using the default TX/RX or do I have to go about it the serial software way?
In simple terms I guess what I am asking is:
Is it possible to connect a BT module to the default TX/RX ports of the arduino and then connect the arduino to the PC and then open up a serial monitor (arduino IDE, PuTTY, Hyperteminal, etc) with the AT mode settings (38400 baud, etc) in order to configure the bluetooth?