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Deville 98 glove box is jammed not locked??

Lock works fine but the glove box was apparently closed and something got caught in the hasp/hasp holder bite the latch moves fine but doesnt seem to engage to unlatch , do i have to remove the hinge on the door to access or is there some magic trick, is it possible to even remove the glove box door via removding the hinge?

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    when key is placed in lock and turned the glove box door will not open.

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If you hang upside down and look up under the glove box there may be access to reach up behind the door, small hands may be a help here, but comprehension on removeing what may be jammed is a different story.

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