First off, thanks for the detailed response. I know that takes awhile to type all that and I appreciate it. Sincerely.
I think you have solved my problem. I had CBBE and bodyslide and everything installed the first time I played Fallout 4. I used it and had it all running fine. But this time I just installed CBBE by itself with the curvy preset and thought it would use that generic model for the body and that was all I needed. I didn't want to spend much time this time on body modeling and just wanted to get through the game. But once I started playing again I started to remember how much fun I had with the modding and wanted to do it again. (I'm like you, I spent more time playing with mods the first time around than I did actually playing and never finished the game. haha). I hate that all the women in this game look like 12 year old boys. So I wanted to change that. I think what I did wrong this time is not redo all the clothing. So the clothes are making it look like CBBE isn't working. I will go ahead and download bodyslide and outfit studio and get everything going again and see if that doesn't fix my problem. Since I am choosing the "curvy" preset, but not configuring the clothing with outfit studio, I guess the CBBE curvy model doesn't show up.
Thanks for the detaled response, I think I know what to do now.
Have a good (what's left of it) weekend.