1988 cutlass cruiser hood cable is trashed. I ran a piece of romex to the latch and was pulling it from under and it was working fine. My parts came in, fan switch, temp sender, harnesses for both switches. Got the correct front brake shoes, rotors, inner and outer tie rods plus struts. Can't get the dang hood open. Romex feels like it is still pulling the latch but with extra man bumping and prising not popping loose. Any ideas? If I must I will cut an access hole. I have a better hood this one is pretty ratty.