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1998 R170 - Roof works fine but boot lid is jammed shut

I can put the roof down and the mechanism works fine. The problem is that I cannot open the boot lid whether the roof is up or down.

Upon inspection, the boot lid appears to be not shut properly as there is about 3mm play in it. I can push the lid down and that's when the play is apparent. I can put the key in the lock but it won't turn.

I have inspected the inner boot area by opening it with the roof mechanism but there is nothing giving obstruction.

Any ideas?

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