Good thing I'm testing on a developers box first :whew: Here's what's happening. I upgraded vbulletin to 3.6.8 and vbportal to 3.6.5. I was using vbadvanced gallery 1.0.1 at the time. Obviously everything went "wonky" with it after all the changes.
I got access to the members area today and downloaded vbgallery 2.3 as this more than suits the needs of the community. I simply overrode the gallery and forums directory and set the path in gallery_global.php. Then I proceeded to admincp/vbgallery_install.php and was told that the gallery already exists(after selecting the upgrade option).
As such I decided to try the "Reinstall the templates, phrases, plugins" option and that seemed to have worked...somewhat. The problem is that the gallery page is not picking up my vbulletin template; everything is just whitespace and hyperlinks. What did I do wrong? Thank you for any light you may shed on this current predicament of mine.