Does your "wire" have a bevelled end, on the inner edge, so that it slides over the spring clip and pushes it down to release?Rowdie, this is where I'm at, front of barrel/shroud removed much better access to wire passage used thicker wire jiggled for hours still no joy. Any suggestions? I can see down wire channel there does not appear to be any lug to lift.
I had no luck with a thin coat hanger , it was too thick. I found a thinner welding rod and filed that down to the required profile.