Ok, I go thte nav bar stuff working. Was not a permissions issue as I was very careful to follow the directions. Seems that you need to uninstall then install the newer xml. Over writing did not seem to work. Although it might have been a caching issue on my end. Thank you for the push in the right direction...
But again I still am getting Table 'vb_forums.pp_photos' doesn't exist when "Photopost Featured Photos on Forumhome" is enabled. When disabled the forums are working but I can ge the error even when disabled by clicking on the "My Profile" link within PhotoPost.
Also the navbar links back to the fourms is pointing to /photopost/forums.php and not ../forums.php Double and triple checked the config-inc.php and config-int.php files