I keep reading that certain versions are meant to have a cheats function...however no matter what build I've downloaded I never see the option. Have cheats just been completely dropped or something?
Cheats were removed from the Bleeding Edge builds as it was never an officially supported feature. The pull request for it needed work and there are still issues with the memory layouts which meant that cheats for some games didn't work. Until this issue is fixed, cheats will not be in the Bleeding Edge builds. Also note that there is no support for unofficial builds here.
Thank you, that is all I needed to know. Noticed a version I could get with the cheat function didn't even have a code entry section. But again, thanks for the notification as I couldn't get an answer anywhere.
An alternative is this: https://community.citra-emu.org/t/tutorial-how-to-make-gateshark-codes-using-citra/267