I am left handed. Is there a way to put the controls for the VF1 on the left side?

Yes. The VF1 and VF1 PRO are both designed to be ambidextrous so the valve and controls can be assembled on the left side. The VF1 can be swapped to left or right hand at anytime. The VF1 PRO must be initially setup either left or right handed cannot be changed later because of the VSS. Simply set everything in reverse from what is shown in the assembly video.