Ok I may have found my own problem, but I don't know enough about the solution to do it yet.
I think the problem is in the httpd.conf file, specifically these lines:
# Disable autoindex for the root directory, and present a
# default Welcome page if no other index page is present.
ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html
But that looks like it is just for the root directory... I'm not trying to access the root directory (am I?). Root directory meaning DocumentRoot?? Or root directory meaning like ~mcdougrs/ or ~mcdougrs/directory ??
So do I need to just comment that section out to be able to get a raw directory listing? Or in my case access this directory? If I do would that make my http://mysite.com/ vulnerable to being seen if for some reason the index.html file gets renamed/deleted? I guess thats not so bad because if I do want to block access to the raw folder listing I can just put a blank index.html file in there.