Hey there John Bowdre,
I'm so sorry for the late response, but I wanted to hop in here to help. I understand how frustrating it might be to not have your shortcuts continue working how they should be, but I'm happy to do some research on this. 
Thank you for providing that past thread that contains the same issue. I also did some research on my own, and was able to find that it seems that the shortcuts reset to pulling up the app home screen whenever there is an update to the Android OS which messes with the shortcuts. 
As you know, there have been others who have experienced this as well, and I'm happy to take the feedback and pass it forward as it is something that is frustrating to have to recreate your shortcuts all over again after each update. 
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. 

-from Garrett DS (Community Specialist)