Originally Posted by CJ7-Tim
Before you disassemble anything, try unraveling a bit of the cable casing where the handle used to be. If you can expose any of the release wire, use a Vise Grips to grab the wire and pull.
A new or used hood latch cable is easy to install.
Thank you! That worked like a champ! Removed that bit of side panelling, and took the mounting bracket off by removing three allen head screws (for easier maneuverability), then cut cable from it and started whittling it back til I got to wire. Pulled wire with pliers and hood popped right open.
Thanks for the quick and accurate response!