For squeaks; even blue tape (masking tape) will work for quite a while. I think a more permanent solution should be used, though. Felt, even cheap crafting felt, would work fine and not mess up the paint.
For rivnuts; I only have experience with the Harbor Freight multifunction rivet gun and the aluminum rivnuts that come with it. I've had very good luck with it, never pulled one out or stripped the threads. I'm not putting much load on anything, they are mainly to hold panels in place vertically on the walls of my Sprinter and now the T250. I use mainly 1/4-20, and I'm about out. I ordered some steel rivnuts to see if they'll work with my tool; I might have to add cheater bars over the handles! I don't do this enough to warrant buying a power or air rivnut tool, and I see in a pinch you can just use a bolt and a nut to set them.
The aluminum 1/4-20 that I have JUST ABOUT fit the stock holes in the T250, I had to round them out just a hair because I didn't want to take a hammer to them and dent the sheet metal. I imagine the steel ones will require drilling the holes a little bigger with a step bit. I'll use the built in 8mm threads where I can. Hey, maybe I should have ordered 8mm rivnuts so all the threads would be the same! Easy to drill out the aluminum rivnuts later if I decide to do that.