Ok, thanks. I spent last evening uninstalling Orbx completely, went through the registry clearing out any mention of Orbx, going through every possible place Orbx could have put hidden folders and deleting them and then went back to the store and downloaded the latest installers for FTX Global Basic, Vector Basic, Canada/Alaska LC and European Open LC. Now I am reinstalling those items back into P3D_V3. . .and when that is done and confirmed that Orbx is installed correctly, I'll do the same for FSX.
I'm convinced after looking at both sims and how the file structures showed for each, that despite FTX Central claiming all was well with the world. . .it was not.