There are two ways to accomplish this:
1. Simply make the callout point "to space" and not be locked onto the part. Unfortunately, then you cannot use the properties of the part for the callout text.
2. Double-click on the detail view to "go into it". Then add the callout in there. The restriction here is the detail view perimeter ... the callout text box/circle cannot go outside the detail view area.
I see the double-click option now and yes that kind-of works. I see the limitation with the detail view boundary.
Thanks for the quick reply, i'll have to work with this for now