ok, so you have files in the forge version folder? if you do here are the steps:
go to your launch options tab in the launcher
click on add new
in the drop down menu select the forge version that you have installed
click the check mark by the java executables, you may need to add more memory later as you add mods.
if there is no forge version in the version menu or there are no files in the forge version folder, do the following
create a 1.10.2 vanilla version
run it once
reinstall the version of forge you need
if no forge profile is present, retry the instructions above
Yeah this worked. I just didn't see the forge option in the drop downs because it was hidden somewhere near the bottom haha im so blind. Thanks for the help!