Still no luck with the boot. Thanks all for the suggestions so far. Here's the rundown of what I've tried up to this point:
-Got power to the central door lock/alarm system fuse (fuse C5 in this model). This activates the automatic door locks, but not the boot.
-Got power to the alarm system/clock fuse (fuse C2 in this model). That allows you to arm/disarm the alarm sensor with the key fob, but does not activate any lock solenoids.
-Got power to the battery feeds in the fuse panel (there are three 30A fuses for this). That gives me dash lights when the key is either in the 'accessory' or 'on' position, but nothing else.
-Went in through the cigarette lighter (spliced the wires in a cigarette lighter power adapter). That gives me nothing.
Steve E, thanks for that suggestion, but honestly I would like to avoid it if I can. I'd like to try to get power to the boot latch above all else; and if I can avoid it, I don't want to drill holes in my baby. I know you understand.
With all the above said...
At this point, I'm in need of some more ideas here. Can I go in through the engine bay somehow by attaching to the alternator?? Or is there another way that works for sure?? Open to any and all suggestions.
Thanks again all