Trevor? previously posted:
"Sounds electrically actuated... like there is a little motor in there with a stripped plastic gear. Do you have a shop manual with wiring diagrams? If so maybe trace the circuit and cut a wire in a more accessible location."
My Chilton’s shows a wiring diagram that’s really just a schematic. Basically useless for this issue. It looks like if I remove the speaker and loosen the lower dash I may be able to reach the plug on the actuator and remove it.
Will be a day or two before I give it a try. Will report back when I do.