Sorry for blowing up the boards. So I put together a shortcut that takes the selected text and searches DuckDuckGo. I feel like what I put together should work, but something is preventing the pasting of the text into the search bar.
Also, I know that there exists an action that does exactly this. I can't find any way to change the search engine. If the action targeted the system's default engine, it would cover them all.
search-selected-text.bttpreset (5.7 KB)