After a day of research and trial and error I found a solution.
The only way it was able to connect to betaflight was reflashing the firmware in a certain matter. I had to choose flash on connect and full chip erase. Before connecting the flight controller to my pc I held the bootloader button down and continued to hold it down until the firmware flash was complete.
If i did not flash on connect and hold the bootloader down the entire time the firmware flash would be successful but I would still get the no configuration after ten seconds error. I hope this solution helps for you and others.