Shame on me. I "assumed" the vbulletin stuff was strictly for the modules on forumhome and the profiles, which had installed from the previous version, so didn't follow that directive. Lesson learned. (Slaps my forehead.)
I see I have to modify the default.css file I guess to fix the admin cp. I say fix because I have vision issues and literally can't use the acp with the black grey and white combo. They blur together. I can't fathom why that is the default look and couldn't find a location yet to change it since I can't read with those colors being there. I am not trying to sound like an ass but whoever chose that color scheme should do a bit of research on web color usability.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction with my issues.