first person controller wont let me use UI buttons please help

Hi everyone , simplest thing in the world I’m sure but its been driving me nuts for hours now… Im using the standard assets first person Controller, and have a simple menu script when i hit escape, an image appears in my canvas, with 2 buttons parented to it, restart and main menu. I have cursorlock unchecked, all of my buttons are bare brand new nothing changed, and theres no interactability. the image has raycast target unchecked just in case it was blocking. i havent been able to see a highlighted button or slider yet today… please help me I hope it’s something simple…

Nevermind I figured it out. To anyone stumbling across this, I had about 50 on screen prompts in my scene… all raycast targets… secondly, my Eventsystems access and cancel buttons were changed ages ago in my Project settings, never changed in my eventsystem from submit, and cancel. To clarify, i changed the names of these buttons, submit and cancel, to shoot, and esc a long time ago. Only using interactable UI now.