I completely understand the point you are making but identifying the specific mechanism you are looking for would require having an intimate knowledge of who the designer is.
I am not asking you to identify a specific mechanism. I am asking about what mechanisms ID has put forth as scientific hypotheses.
For example, abiogenesis could occur in the laboratory of an advanced alien race, after which the aliens planted their intelligently designed microbes on Earth. One could posit a mechanism through which that abiogenesis might conceivably be carried out, without any need to actually identify these aliens. That mechanism could then be tested for plausibility.
That is one avenue for proposing a mechanism by which intelligent design could have seeded the Earth with life.
I doubt it is a mechanism you or other ID'ers would favor. If not, then by all means put forth something of your own. Got anything? Anything at all? I would find it sadly easy to believe that nobody in the ID community has actually been curious enough to investigate this.
As for me, the designer is God and according to the knowledge given in the Bible,He is capable of creating life as He sees fit by the power he possesses.
Fortunately for us all, reality is not at the beck and call of your personal convictions. You do not live in a separate universe in which "as for me" gets to dictate reality. I'm glad, though, that you acknowledge that for you, ID is not a matter of science, but a matter of religion.
It is not necessary to identify a specific mechanism in order to conclude that an intelligent agent designed and created life.
No, all you need is some cultural conditioning to that effect.
That is to say that, if a living structure can be shown to possess the type of complexity and design that can only originate from an intelligent source, then the mechanism by which the intelligent agent created that structure is inconsequential.
Two big problems with this, before and after the comma.
Before the comma: A critical level of complexity has never been demonstrated to prove design. This is old stuff, though.
After the comma: It is absolutely consequential, to showing that design was possible
in the first place.