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IIRC, There are small metal clips at each end of the strut near the ball joint. On the clip is a small slot, and you can pry the clips off with a screw-driver. Then the struts just pop off the ball joint. Pop the new one on, replace the clip, and you're done. Takes minutes.
Twice the trunk came down on my head. The worst was when it came down right on my spine. Ugh. But, now the roof won't raise. It's as if the motor is trying, but can't get it up. You gotta hate that! Could that also be because the struts need replaced, or is it the motor?
It's the same principle for doing the bonnet ( Hood) just use a brrom stick to hold it in place as it's much heavier and gives you a big bump on the bonce if it catches you. Only found out my strut had gone when I thought hey this is bloomin heavy!