If the former load bearing wall was cut out, was the load carried in some other way? If so, I don't think these would not need to support anything, and are just there to hold drywall - a partition wall.
No you don't!I have a contractor
There ya go....you have your answer. Now hire a REAL contractor with a license and insurance to fix the problem after the sheetrock is taken out and AFTER a licensed electricians takes out the wires .I called the inspector. He confirmed the only way to do this is with full length studs. Thanks.