This part is a real PITA the first time you do it. Being able to see the hoop in the clip helped me a lot, both getting it out the first time and then getting it back in. Last time I had the top assembly out I put the hoop ends back in place from inside the car where I could see the clips.Thanks dc_wright. I appreciate the caution for protecting the body. The trouble I'm having is getting the two ends pulled out of the clips at this point.
Check the emergency release cable (red loop at top edge inside the trunk) and make certain it hasn't been partially pulled. If the relief valve is moved even slightly off it's seat in the pump body the hydraulic cylinders are bypassed and you get the pump motor running but no top movement.3 month new pump and unable to have top operate. Everything else works ,Windows, unlock, lock but no movement. Hear the pump but doesn't move. Frustrating at the least