Mopidy-soundcloud auth_token not getting updated even though it is in mopidy.conf


I am getting an error that the auth_token is not set in the mopidy.conf even though I have added it like this to the mopidy.conf file in etc/mopidy:

auth_token = token

when I run sudo mopidyctl config I get this result for the soundcloud section:

enabled = false ; Extension disabled by self check.

When I run mopidy I get this result:

WARNING  Found soundcloud configuration errors, the extension has been automatically disabled:
WARNING    soundcloud/auth_token must be set.
WARNING  Please fix the extension configuration errors or disable the extensions to silence these messages.

I have tried reinstalling with PIP instead of apt-get, as well as many reboots and using the follow commands in sequence:

pulseaudio --kill
sudo systemctl restart mopidy