I can confirm that the work around does enable applications/tools like Excel and Tableau to function normally.
Hive ODBC Driver 2.1.7 (located in Hortonworks Public Repo http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP/hive-odbc/220.127.116.110) should have fixed this issue as per the release notes:
New installation location for macOS
On macOS, the driver now installs to /Library/hortonworks/hive. Previously, the driver installed to /opt/hortonworks/hive.
Note that you're linking to the file for windows. URL for OS X: http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP/hive-odbc/18.104.22.1680/Mac_OS_X/hive-odbc-native.dmg