Please open a Support Ticket in your user account.
Please open a new support topic in the WordPress support forums for Connections.
Unfortunately I will not be reverting to the previous functionality because I need to keep parity between the template feature set and Connections. However, there is a different method that may work for your needs. Try this shortcode:
This will remove the label and the colon separator showing only the link title.
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