Sadly mine is not broken from the inside the car. I took it apart like Keif's post says and the cable looks fine as well as the cable sleeve. The handle and mechanism is in great shape as well. I did take the cable out of the mechanism and pulled it with a pair of pliers. It glided smoothly, but did not pop the hood. I think that it is bad under the hood where it goes bad like in Keif's post. Taking it to Indy next week.
2007 BMW 750Li w/ Comfort Access and Soft Close Doors
Luxury Seating Package w/massaging driver seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and rear sunshades
Premium Sound Package w/ 13-speaker Logic 7 sound system with an in-dash CD changer
Staggered Chrome Rims/Michelin Pilots & BMW Centers