How to manually relese the trunk - 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

there should be a rubber cap inside the handle shape inside the trunk, pop up and off the top tray behind the backseat see two handles molded into the plastic, on the right hand side one there should be a little rubber circle in it, pry it off and pull it, the trunk will release ,it is just smooth inside both the handle recesses then you will need to unscrew the two screws one in each handle recess and pry the cover enough off the hatch to reach the hatch release mechanism and pull it with your hand to the right

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