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Removing 2004 hyundai accent door panels

I have been attempting to remove the door panels off of my 2004 hyundai accent so that I can replace the speakers. It has electric windows and locks (the locks are run by the driver's lock mechanism). 
I have removed all of the screws, including the one in the door handle inset, and have popped all of the plastic snaps. The panel is free to move except for the part around the door handle mechanism. 
What do I need to do to remove the panel?
 I've called a dealership and they suggested that a black cir clip might be there, but there isn't, and then they said to try and get enough room to pop the cables off of the door handle. I tried the latter, and I think that that is probably too difficult, and there must be an easier way. (also I would be concerned about being able to reach up in there and re-hook everything up, because I can't even see what I'm doing.) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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STOP!!! there is no need to break the inner door handle!!! The inner door handle is secured in place with three prongs yes, but they do not need to be broken to remove it. They are secured by inserting them into place and sliding back. To remove simply slide forward and pull out.
This takes some wiggling but it will come eventually. also take note that this should be done after removing all screws and loosening and unhooking the door panel itself. To get the panel off around the inner handle, turn the panel 90deg and slide the handle back through its opening.
Good Luck

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On the inside door handle there are three plastic prongs that lock into door you must pry
the door handle off,you will break off the prongs so order a new door handle first.You
can get one on the internet for about 16.00 shipping included

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