Billy, Thanks checked R23 and R25….correct.
Went ahead and clipped the C1M pot at the right angle of the 3 lugs, leaving the vertical portion of the lugs. Heated from the front side and pulled each out. Used a desolder pump and reinstated the holes in the board. Soldered in a new C1M and it works…..Not recommended for the weak of heart. Definitely. As you said, a “duff” pot.
Thanks all for the input.