Re: Let us say I am a NOOB (newbie)...
I am not sure what you want, but if you look here https://www.hubnetwork.uk/getting-started you will find links to resources etc. for setting up allstar on a Pi.
Also have a peek at the RPG node link on that same page and you can see Peter's Video of his pre-made node ( lots more on his you-toob channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBDIDu7jYuvLRB4PLeO4RQ
You can contact Peter (G7RPG) and he is always willing to help ad advise (in real time) if he is available :)
the Hubnet UK is a great place to ask questions on this side of the pond too, you can get to it via echolink Node number 973498 (M0HOY-L)
Once you have a node setup , making DVSwitch talk to it is not hard if you are not scared of editing config files :)