I managed to activate a work around by adding
post-up /etc/init.d/ssh restart > /var/log/ssh.start 2>&1
to the interface I wanted to use. (log was to see if I can get an error, as rsyslog doesn’t run either, but this method gets a working ssh)
When logging in I get this message:
"System is booting up. See pam_nologin(8)"
Looks like one of the services is hanging the boot sequence. (need to figure out how to get the logging up and running)