I decided not to give up on the Logitec controller and did get it to work!
SInce the Xbox wired controller did work with QGC and the Logitec who has been working since day one but in Direct mode and stopped working shortly after I experimented with the Xbox controller I thought I’d try something and it worked.
For some reason when you switch the Logitec controller from direct mode to X mode QGC will recognize it. You have to have the controller in X mode before you start QGC or it will not work. In QGC in the joystick adjustments the drop down menu does not say “Logitec controller” but instead it says “XYcontroller”. Unfortunately the Logitec Game Profiler does no longer function in X mode but at least it works and runs everything ok.
I hope this helps someone from two days of frustration trying to figure out what happened.