OK. got home, unhooked the battery. rebooted everything and it started the setup process. I was seeing more on the top dash LCD screen this time going through setup. It gave me the usual "can not read Sync menus" a couple times before completing the install. Still not working with the voice or phone/ ok buttons. I learned from ADS these 3 are the only ones specific to sync. I hard reset the Maestro....again. This time it went the same processes but now no steering wheel controls work. NADA
I think that either my SYNC is crapping out or the Maestro is. I will reinstall the factory H/U tomorrow to see if the SYNC will work with that one.
If it does work, I plan to factory reset SYNC there. I have done it with the Kenwood but to no avail.