I apologize in advance if this is a redundant topic. I wasn't able to locate much information anywhere that helped.
I removed of a couple of smaller mods, went into the loadorder.txt and plugins.txt files (in the "random letters" file) to check out my order and noticed it didn't update. I "deployed mods" several times, shut down/reopened Vortex, restarted my pc, went back to previous save trying to force it. I did not purge mods as I figured that was going to disable all of them and then I'd be back into (possibly) setting rules, groups, etc. I'd rather not go down that road again, if not needed. If anyone has any insight as to why this is happening, I'd appreciate any help. I'm really struggling to go back into more forums and videos again