im not adding my own so much as im changing the location of theirs by copying the code found within the add to cart button's template.php file to a different location. i uncovered little documentation aimed at a novice user pertaining to themeing the individual product page itself and with little knowledge of how wordpress operates found just simply adding to short-description.php with markup and php to be suitable enough for now.
heres what i have.
as you can see, the problem with this is adding to the page means creating elements in addition to what is already there, in my case that stray button you see in the lower left corner. as well as that there's an additional price element that i have to get rid of as well.