I want the above mentioned check boxes to trigger the text fields to have a red border or other attention getting feature so they are not forgotten. Is that possible? I know it cannot be guaranteed but would like to at least the reminder if possible.
While it's true you can't prevent the file from being printed/saved, you can force it to print blank, ie with all of the form fields empty.
I've developed a tool that allows you to easily set that up: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Validate Required Fields Before Printing or Saving