Many would not be guided which to use, or which indeed, is the correct usage as well as I am myself.
Should it be the past simple or the present perfect?
It's ( it is ) years since I saw her. / It's years since I have seen her.
I know Since = conjunction when it is followed by a simple past and since = preposition when it is followed by a present perfect tense. However, this does not solve such issue of grammar whether since is a preposition or a conjunction.
Sorry : I was hurried and did not look my words carefully.. For part 2 = preposition = normally with present perfect .... I haven't seen him since Monday. Not I didn't see him since Monday.
On the other hand, many would say that "since" is not used with the simple past. For me, I see it is a wrong idea. I know "since" is definitely used when there is apparently starting point, for example, "since 2002", "since 10 April", "since January", "since his birthday", etc.