That yanking on the cable procedure was the thing that usually ended up being the easiest, but I think I tore up the connectors a little more doing it; fortunately on the 745's you can reach up and push the latch lever over. If someone can bring me a 750, I'd be happy to check one out though!
Black 2007 Alpina B7
Tension strut bushings
White 2007 Alpina B7
Supercharger clutch/bearings, replaced exhaust valve/pulled head, sunroof seal, 6000K angel eyes
Black 2002 BMW 745Li (sold)
KW v3's, blue angel eyes, 8000K headlights & HID fogs, rebuilt alternator & mounting bracket gasket, sunroof seal, CCVs, plugs, sway bar bushings, timing & valve cover gaskets, valve stem seals, guibo joint, mechatronic sealing sleeve, trans fluid, sanded headlights...