The migrate and clone feature's are available with vCenter. If you are logging directly into the host, then you should not see these options.
Is there no way to do it via the command line?
yes if you use powercli, connect to vsphere
not if you are using esx cli conencting to the host
So then I am basically S.O.L. for doing any kind of migration or cloning.
Here is the thing though, At one point the options did show up connecting to the ESX server using VIC. When I logged in again with VIC (same server) they were gone.