I can't get my hood to pop. There is tension on the cable so I know it hasn't snapped and I can hear it at the hood end when I have someone else pull the handle. I've tried hitting the hood right above the latch while someone else pulls the release handle, PB Blaster, and trying to trigger the release through both the grill and from underneath. The release seems to be pretty well shrouded. I think my next step is to try to remove the steel cable protector to see if that gives me access to release I haven't been able to get it off yet but I think maybe I can do it with a flex/ratcheting wrench. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.