Oh my god Larkspur you are genius. I pulled the battery with it DC'd from the wall and wait 5 minutes.
When I put the battery back in and restarted it the old splash screen was back and "F1" worked. I changed my boot order and enabled the boot time diagnostics screen. when it rebooted after the save "F1" is NOT working again in the boot diagnostics screen.
So now I am going to be able to work from here that I have a starting point.
THANK YOU very much for you prompt assistance.