There is nothing complicated in what I have posted. It's pretty simple and straight forward and requires no second guessing of my intent.
The person who modified the I2C version to work with the attiny85 put in his settings for his LCD and that included the troublesome backlight mask that I have mentioned.
To someone who understands the code segment and functionality that I spoke about it should be quite clear.I am not here to explain the inner workings of I2C and LCD's to people who just want to argue. Let me google that for you