Originally Posted by dtmt
I work at a large global company. The vast majority of IT jobs here, the engineers could do in their sleep. Sure, there are much higher paying and challenging IT gigs out there, but let's be honest, those are a pretty small minority. Anyway, my point was that the OP could get a few certs and get into of the lower/mid level jobs that are the glut of the market. You personally might not consider these positions very desirable, but for the OP it would be a big step up from his current situation.
I would say that my point remains though. For someone that doesn't like studying and couldn't do well in college despite trying, I'm not sure that IT is the answer. I don't see any value in leading someone into a career for which they are not suited. It's definitely one of the more flexible options, especially as far as education is concerned, but you do have to have a capacity for it and an ability to sit down, study, and understand what you read, especially when you are starting.
Having said that, I would certainly encourage the OP to visit a library and pick-up a CCNA book or look at some of the MCSE materials to gauge his level of interest in the material. Personally though, if I didn't know that I had the ability to do the really interesting high-level stuff, and I hated the idea of university, I'd try something like carpentry, especially if I had a creative bent. But the OP has basically eliminated anything to do with trades or university, so I'm honestly not sure what is left besides dead-end jobs.