I have more that I want done but first and foremost I have to be able to reach the admin section.
What I did was change the password on the shop/admin email without seeing if I could get into the admin panel. That was brilliant. Now I can reset the password because the shopping cart install has the wrong password. Ive tried to reset the password throught phpadmin but that didnt work. Although when I login now it doesn't say bad password it just doesnt load the admin panel.
I do have a back up of before I ran the sql patch. If I had only done that before I changed the password.
However I cant get to the admin panel and so here we are. I believe the cart version is 1.5.3 It cant be much but damned if I can get it.