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The following is from Debian and for 18.104.22.168, but hopefully it will be the same. I apologise if I'm not understanding correctly what you mean when you say that menuconfig doesn't give you any options.
In make menuconfig, try using the keyboard up/down arrows and highlight the "Processor type and features line" and press enter. Then highlight "Processor family (may say something in parens)" and press enter. Now, highlight "Opteron/Athlon64/Hammer/K8" and press enter. At least, that's the one that looks like it's the 64 bit processor, to me.
The left and right arrows are used to highlight either "Select", "Exit", or "Help" at the bottom. Once you've made your config changes, select as many "Exit" as you need to reach the point where it asks you whether you want to save your new kernel configuration. Use the left/right arrow to select "Yes" and then press enter.
Also, pressing the escape button twice moves you back a menu, but it doesn't throw away any changes you made, so be wary of that.
I'm hoping you can do this is slackware as well. Have you tried "make oldconfig" before running "make menuconfig". It will use your old .config settings and query for settings on new options. It will also parse your original .config file and point out problems with it. Sort of like running testparm to check changes in smb.conf.