So during one of the main parts of the quest you have to kill Kendra...Problem being after I killed her and placed the card on her body the story did not move on. It reports that I have not placed the card on Kendra's body, even though I did, and now I cannot place another card on her body. When I try to do it manually it tells me that I cannot remove quest items from my inventory. Is there any way to fix this? I will take a console command if I have to.
It sounds like you're bugged. You could reload to an earlier save and have another go but since you're fine with console commands...
I don't know the quest ID for the quest you're on so what you'd need to do is open the console by pressing ~ or ' and then type
sqt to generate a list of all current quest targets, this should reveal to you the quest ID for the bugged quest. Then you can do
completequest <QuestID>, which will complete that quest.
From my experience, the quest doesn't acknowledge the calling card placement if you place it BEFORE you are prompted to actually do so (i.e placing the calling card as soon as you kill the target, before leaving enough time for the quest to update).
(This happened to me as well, but luckily I had saved just prior and I reloaded a few times to see WHY it had happened.)
Also it isn't limited to Kendra, this happened to me with AJ (the drug dealer)
While this doesn't help in fixing the issue, it should help in avoiding it, just make sure to always quicksave right before each target and you shouldn't have any problems.
I discovered that I couldn't place the cards because I had remapped jump from :space: to a mouse button. Although the dialogue said, ":space: to place card" I had to actually use the remapped jump button. That has worked for me without issue so far.
This was a frustrating one for me too, but I figured it out.
Open console, click the person to get the targetID (in this case, I had to do it to Kendra, so her targetID is
000ded30, replace it with whichever victim you're clicking). The itemID for the silver sheild calling card is
and it completes the quest step. Happy hunting!
Open console ~ or ' or ¨ or ö) and type completequest MS04
Just press Spacebar (or the button its asking for on your console, e.g. X on Xbox)