That thread asked the exact question I need an answer to actually and that atan2 function looks promising. But I cant get it to work. Here is a better question for my needs: I have two points, (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) and I need to get their angle in degrees clockwise from pure "North". How do I do this?

Taywin's right - the Math trig functions work in radians, not degrees (2*Pi radians = 360 degrees). Also I think zero angle is pure "East" (is along the x axis), not North.