Either the package isn't getting fully installed somehow, or it thinks it is installed but really isn't.
Uninstall the vmware tools package, and then run:
And then report the results back here. Odds are there is something in the list that, once you pkg_delete -f it, things will start to work properly.
Sure, all you did was click the mouse, but odds are that something in the underlying OS is the real issue, especially since it seems unique to just you.