If you get into FTM mode holding down the vol button that's all you're supposed to get! You won't get into clockwork proper until you install the correct ROM.
The blue version of CWM is a newer version not compatable with the roms on here IIRC.
If your soft keys don't work in CWM you need to continually press 'down' until cheat mode is enabled, which lets you use the power button as 'select'.
Ok, the cheat trick with CWM sounds like a useful one, thanks, will give it a go.