I think I've managed to do what I was trying to avoid, and messed up my boot to the point where I can successfully boot into a desktop.
I suspect I've accidentally change an option somewhere.
When I do a normal boot with verbose it takes a long time to boot but finnalt finishes the boot process but ends with a black screen and a cursor and nothing else.
I can boot to single user mode but it says it's not possible to make the root device writable.
The boot also gets stuck when trying to boot into recovery mode with verbose output.
In both normal and recovery mode boots with verbose they both seem to take a long time on 'AppleACPICPU'. Im able to access some boot options on the initial clover boot screen but I cant, currently get access to my config.plist.