Nothing has changed between those two versions in this area.
I’ve tried a symbolic link to a folder in the home folder - deleting the symbolic link via nemo and then deleting the symbolic link in trash does not delete the folder it was originally linked to.
Next a tried a symbolic link to a folder to folder contained on a separate drive partition. Similarly deleting the symbolic link in nemo and then clicking in the trash applet the delete button next to the symbolic link does not delete the partition folder.
right click isnt discoverable - especially with most applets not having a right click method.
But in essence - yeah - could just reduce to the bare bones here of an applet - maybe listing stuff but leaving the emptying to the file-manager. Leave in the restoration option since that isn’t really a breaking change.