I posted this solution on the DotNetNuke community exchange after having tried for several weeks to find help with this issue.
The problem was with the DNNMenuNavigationProvider. I edited the skin file and change the menu provider over to the DDRMenuNavigationProvider.
I also had to take two lines of code from the original dark night skin in the register section and place them at the top of the skin file to register the DDRMenuNavigationProvider. These are changes that I needed to add to the register section::
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" Namespace="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu.TemplateEngine" Assembly="DotNetNuke.Web.DDRMenu" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="MENU" src="~/DesktopModules/DDRMenu/Menu.ascx" %>
Just check to make sure that they are not already there so you don't add them twice.
Then I needed to edit this line in the code itself in the skin file::