thanx mhahn for attempting.
Was hoping for concise console commands that would persist through next boot up
I am sure I am not the only one to have fallen into this soft block issue.
I know another has lost their Bluetooth soft block that use to exist.
An answer that allows future members to solve this issue appreciated.
An update for those looking at the unknown soft blocks blocking their wlan0 from working.
I eventually unseated and reseated the Edison Module to the mini breakout board.
On rebooting the Edison, the soft blocks were no longer present, although I was looking for an understanding into how to do this software wise and doubt that is the truly "correct answer"
This issue for me is now closed.