Mmmmmm..... ok have you tried slipping a bent coat hanger between the rubber and glass you maybe able to hook the release mechanism or rather you should be able to, either from where the handle is pull up and sideways slightly or from the front where the inside handle is pulling forward towards the bonnet, it may take a while to hook on but you will get there, if the chrome and rubber trim will pull off where it meets the glass thi will help you see a little.
Pity you werent down the road Id come and do it for you, something I learnt working in a breaker yard.
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