Found a helpful article over on guidingtech.com that details how to send searches to Google instead of open DNS search page.
Anyone else note that if you enter a single word search it’s still redirected to open DNS? So “airway” returns open DNS search result but “jet airway” returns Google results. One workaround is to append single word searches with a “+”. So, “airway+” or “+airway” returns Google results. I know it’s not a perfect workaround having to remember to add a plus sign to your search query, but hey it’s a small price to pay for the speed of open DNS and the power of Google in the Firefox awesome bar.