Can't Get AWS SES to work AWS Ubuntu

I am trying for the life of me to get AWS To work. I have followed all the instructions to the T.

The documentation isn’t very clear on if I need to install sendmail here’s a test:
Loading production environment (Rails
irb(main):001:0> Notify.test_email(‘’, ‘Message Subject’, ‘Message Body’).deliver_now
Notify#test_email: processed outbound mail in 1.2ms
sh: 1: /usr/sbin/sendmail: not found
Delivered mail 5f19d901b1467_10e23fc6068d99a4943e2@ip-172-31-71-38.mail (4.8ms)
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:37:53 +0000
From: GitLab
Reply-To: GitLab

So I’ve added the subdomain, I’ve even verified the emails with workmail. I’ve had all restrictions on sandbox mode and EC2 limits lifted.

I don’t know what else to do, it appears that my /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb is not being reconfigured after I update it. It almost looks like none of the smtp go into effect anywhere. Someone else had the same problem years ago here:

I’ve tried the true false and reconfig a few times. Nada. The file he says to search for doesn’t exist for me where I know to find it, I’m sure things have changed. Anyone else have this rediculous problem with AWS Send mail.

FYI my credentials and SES work fine on mautic. So I know it works. My security group is wide open right now too.