my bottom seat cushion tends to stick (maybe because I have so much stuff packed under there) if one strap doesnt release it just try the other, or push down then pull up. hard to break it.
you can also pull the whole bottom seat cushion out of the XJ so the upright back part will fold down more, once its up look for the release lever on the pivot pin, then just pull out to the side..
2000 Cherokee Sport 4.0L Selec Trac - mine - for occasional wheeling
2007 Patriot 2.4L FD I 4x4 - wifes - doomed to rarely leave the street