I don't know if I have a related problem; the Safe Word is in my replay marked as Saints property already, with the purple lilies and all. Though inside the penthouse, Crib functions are not accessible and the place is empty. The mission targets do show up, but are unreachable.
The only mod I've installed is the replay mod, which fixed the bug in the prior mission ("The belgian problem"), where the player was transported to the roof instead of office level. Removing the mod will not fix the problem here. I've also participated a co-op game with a player who has done the mission already, and my level is 24 at the mission time. Can any of these trip the Safeword stronghold status, and is there a way to reset it?