I have no launcher or shortcut to start the game either on desktop or in start menu -- anyone else?

A couple hours after the new launcher finished updating the game I hit play and was taken into the game as normal. I joined a multiplayer server for 1 minute to test, then exited.

Now... when I click on the shortcut on my desktop it is invalid and no other shortcut or launcher icon was created. How do you launch the game? And/or where do you find the launcher to create a shortcut on the desktop?

(yes I went into program files, found the FH2 .exe, and R-click created a new shortcut but that only launched vanilla)