If you are working for the partnership as employees, you probably should be taking a salary regardless (unemployment taxes). This is all about self-employment tax to the IRS primarily, which you'd pay the equivalent of in employment taxes anyways, so it doesn't matter. If someone told you that you would have to pay self-employment taxes on top of payroll taxes, they are mistaken.
There are different kinds of trusts, but in determining whether or not you are an owner, related party rules will most certainly ensure that in your case you are still an owner. In other words, you didn't change your tax status for the most part by putting your interest in a trust. You must (or your accountant / lawyer etc.) have put the interest in trust for different reasons, which is common.
You probably won't even have the income flow through the trust until later years after someone dies, divorces, etc., meaning you'll report for income taxes the same way as you always have for now, even though the trust is the technical owner of your interest, if it's what kind of trust I think it is.
Say your share of a partnership's taxable income is $50K, trust or no trust. You can generally receive a K-1 for $0.00 and a $50K W2 should you choose to use wages, or you can receive no W2 and $50K as self-employment income in your K-1. You've always been able to do this, trust or no trust, and the amounts should be based on what a reasonable salary is for your work (ie - What would you have to pay someone else to do your job for your partnership?).