Adding the above code to the absolute top of the skin, before all the other panels did the trick. Didn't know position of the lines were that big of an issue. Everything seems to be working exactly as it should.
On a different note, do you know were the artist picture are sourced from and if it's something I can control locally? I've spent some time acquiring artist pictures located in "C:\Users\Admin\Music\MusicBee\Artist Pictures\Thumb". To be able to use these pictures would be awesome.