Currently, I have not one but THREE strategies: The goal is to get the trunk OPEN. Vandals damaged the trunk lock on my car, making it impossible to use my original key to get in. 1) going to try to drill out the lock and replace it. Ordering a replacement lock cylinder next weekend. If that fails to OPEN the trunk, I am going to try and unbolt the two bolts holding the lock mechanism by getting a really long metric socket extension, then using a ratchet and the extra long extension plus the socket itself (going to stuff axle grease into the socket to try to capture the bolt). Hopefully the whole module will come out. IF that is successful, I am going to use a broom handle with a screw-in hook to see if I can push against the catch and open the trunk. I may punch out the ski-pass thru plate to make access to those two bolts easier. 2) IF Step ONE fails, alternate strategy is to see if I can cut out the trunk roundel AND metal backing to see if I can use that hole to more easily access the trunk latch. I can use a replacement roundel taped to a piece of cardboard with duct tape to conceal the hole and seal it afterwards. 3) Last but not least, if ALL Of the above fails, I'm going to order a replacement trunklid from Ebay and have my current trunk lid cut up, then replace the trunklid that way. Also on the menu is removing my throttle bodies to try to refurbish them, rebuild them, then see if I can restore them to life. If this is successful, my EML Light SHOULD finally go out after turning the key to ON. Also going to charge the battery and replace the gasoline again. Wish me luck! Pictures to come!