I think it could have just been a malfunction of the PADD with installing this mod with the errors received and poor timing.
I feel as though I have traced both errors back to the database, even though no changed had been made when installing said mod. However it brought them to my attention and surfaced when installing the mod. Weird hey
The first one with the color_swatch.php I have traced back to database table styles_template_data, upon creating a new board and importing each table one by one, clearing cache manually and reapplying fresh database settings, when the offending backup of this table was imported the error returned. Explaining why the error only occurred only if the styles were set to database and not file system.
Second error upon installing a vanilla copy of 3.0.1, I found to occur in the database table config, in the ?require_activation? section. When in the admin panel, if require activation is set to anything other than disable, the text
appeared as per normal, however if the setting was set to disabled, the text would disappear altogether as shown by the screen shot in my previous post.