Just to follow up on my problem, I hadn't yet run the cronjob which was the next step. Even after running it, I still got that same error. So, to fix it, I ended up running the perl line command again and that seemed to fix it.
Now if only i could only figure out how to stop these hourly e-mails and have the update button appear on the awstats page. Oh, and actually getting it to update would be nice.