I've found lots of information in the forum and elsewhere about ways to stop this service, but none are working. I did the following to try and stop it...
Deleted User Profile Service Application
Stopped User Profile Service
Rebooted both WFEs several times
Ran get-spserviceinstance and the service is 'Disabled'
The User Profile Synchronization Service is still stuck in "Starting"...so what now?!?
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