OK - so I have scoured the interweb looking for solutions and the ones talking about remove the 3 10 mm screws after taking the grille off does not work on my car - I have a 2001 A4, 2.8L and you can't see anything behiund the grille from underneath. No latch mechanism is to be seen b/c its above the radiator and attached to the frame crossmember. I have 2 fans pulling air through the radiator so no joy getting up in there. Does anyone have a different suggestion besides drilling through the hood? I have no idea how a mechanic would get to it... ( Any help is appreciated!