I FIGURED IT OUT!
i didn't realize i had to equip the detonator, and at first i didn't see it in my inventory. sorry for the confusion.
but another problem i've had while playing this . . . none of the quest logs for bossr specific quests will display.
i guess i've run into a bug of some sort.
i currently am having some trouble completely deleting the ord mandell mod from my kotor game for some reason as well, so that might have something to do with it, but i am at a complete loss as to what to do to remedy that problem either.
i tried un-installing the game completely and re-installing it with only bossr but the ord mandell mod still winds up still on there somehow.
but anyways, any other clues as to how to accomplish the task i asked about?