Ok guys, an update… I finally did a full wipe and reinstall using that image in the link provided by Matthew.

Next I did as Matthews instructed: “expand your File system, run setup to disable SNESDev, enable Gamecon gpio driver reboot, update emulation station reboot”

I then added my roms and ran es-scraper.

I at this point I checked ES, and I get the “no joysticks detected” red text.

Then I entered “sudo modprobe gamecon_gpio_rpi map=0,0,2,2”

It still says “no joysticks detected”. If I F4 out of ES, and try to run jtest, I get an error… Any ideas? What am I missing? thanks again.