I have two quests left in MB....the Big Ben/Counterweight area and Dr. K's lab. While the Big Ben quest is available, I cannot get the counterweight areas or Big Ben to light up or let me access them. I'm so fed up with Dr. K's lab I don't even want to look at it again for a while.
How do I access the counterweight/ben areas (make them light up so I can enter)? Do I have to do Dr. K's lab first? Since I don't see that happening ever, is there a way to progress on to Mooshu without having done Dr. K's lab?