Also as I was going through EX1Director when the narrator goes over the Pose Sliders Tab there are several sub tabs All, Face, Rig and Hands, my Pose Sliders Tab is also empty. I am assuming this is related to my resetting to default values?
This sounds unrelated.
Pose Sliders are context sensitive in that if a Model doesn't have a Pose Slider none will appear.
More than likely you have models open that don't have any Pose Sliders set up.
To test, you need to either open a model with poses defined or create one of your own.
Once you've located one, open the Model or select it in the Project Workspace and the sliders should be there. You can usually see them in the Properties of the Model under 'User Properties' as well.
You don't have to wait until you get your Libraries reconnected to test this.
Locate a model such as Keekat in your Hash Inc v15 folder (under Data/Models/Actors), open that and look under your Pose Sliders.