So out of pure curiosity I backed up my current install and then reinstalled a clean version just to began tinkering with the mod loader included in such mods as CQM and UP.
The goal was to see if I could get the graphical glitches (which were not a major thing more than a pet peeve) and to replicate the look I had when playing TFN 1.3 on stream. The results were better than I can have expected.
It fixed the forced widescreen I have done so far, as well as got rid of the clipping of environment items at the top of the screen and the deformed "use" icons. I do know that this kinda invalidates any bugs I might come across, but in a way it does kinda test how well it might work in a mod loader. so, win?