Cannot reinstall on Mac - onboarding failure

I forgot my passord. tried to delete the pwd files, to trigger re-onboarding. failed to submit new credentials.

I’ve uninstalled using pip3, removed folders, rebooted, and reinstalled multiple times. each time, same error reonboarding. sometimes service starts. sometimes not.

Some system configuration seems to be left behind… that is preventing a clean install.

any ideas?