Here's another look at those wires that probably explains the situation better. In any other room, I would have had to drill a hole in that 2x4 along the floor below where the wires exit throught the drywall. Since there was so much room from this big hole, and the bathtub, I had no drilling to do when I ran the wires into this room - that was good for me.
But years have passed, both wires are still in use, but for different signals and with the bathtub area being framed in for a shower, these wires need to be moved is if installed as described above. The next picture will clarify.