alright so silly me looking through the man pages
Thanks @r0m4r10 @bw00lley for the support here, definitely was on the right track but routinely missed the critical nugget to show me the answer in my online research
foothold: already discussed is depth, burp can also help here (there is a plugin that will help)
user: man oh man, what a journey huh?? oddly enough, the “dev” version has your foothold patched, but there is another way in…understand what the service is running, how, and why (this was the challenge for me, i misread the manual, no not that manual, the other manual!..)
root: this phase is very specific to the OS, enum will find the artifacts you need, but youre not done yet…what you have and what you think it can be used for is correct, but you cant get there through the normal way, you need to find a different command. - for me the man pages screwed me over, but while searching you will find the hints you need in your research results.