Anyone know how to clear up tons of control points?

I’ve tried everything (except manual deletion) and can’t find a way to clear up sections of a drawing that has too many control points in it. I think the reason MAY be that sections which are colored, having their own points, are joined together with lines points, so the two combined adds up to a ton of control points - am i correct?

Sometimes i come across a tangled mess, select the area, click on either Remove Extra Strokes, Smoothing, or one other i can’t remember, and they either delete just a few of them, rearrange my lines, add a few more, or do nothing at all

So does anyone know how i can clean up my lines without rearranging them to drastically?

Mucho thanks for any help…