After I updated everything and removed OLD cache files, my board shows up but there are a few issues now:
1. Missing drop down option under one of the forums and cannot set permissions under simple permissions tab.
2. User permissions - still not able to add permissions under simple permissions
3. Does the same for ANY new additional forum I add...cannot edit permissions for either USER or Group.
Is there a more simple way to reset all permissions or am I looking at many manual labor hours