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Got it, thanks! Well, let's see: upon closer inspection, some of that light blue stuff still looks like shrink wrap, but perhaps poorly shrunk. Or, worse, light blue electrical tape. Go ahead and pull that stuff off (if it's tape) and see what's under there. Make sure the solder (assuming it's soldered) is good and tight before you tape it back up. And it does look like there are wire-color-changes afoot - that's not a great idea, just 'cause for us who are unwashed in electrical stuff, it makes the wiring diagrams that much harder to figure out.
So, additional thoughts- anything that can be untaped and inspected, go ahead and do that. If you know how to solder, re-solder any bad connections; worse-case, get some t-taps and put the wires together that way (not a good long-term solution, I don't think, but it'll work in the interim). Secondly, if you can identify those "root" wires where PO tapped in a different color wire, call out which ones those are. I may be able to "cut and paste" from the stuff I have here and then you can solder in matching bits.
Basically, though, as long as PO didn't use masking tape and as long as the connections are clean and solid, in theory you should be ok.