Hey Dick...... If you remember, we talked bout this about 5 or 6 years ago... I have done this several times. It is IMPERATIVE that we remember to immediately re-install the brackets to the lid, using the witness marks to get the bracket re-aligned onto the same spot it came from. There is enough adjustability in those brackets to get us all in trouble. Once reset into position, I have taken a super-fine sharpie and marked the bracket outline on the lid.Those roof release cables are not easy to use, as Mike said, they are short PULL and can come out of Plastic support, been there done that.
I don't use cables to release roof, get ratchet or wrench with 10mm socket, reach into roof compartment from behind seat, have to feel, can't see to well, remove the two bolts that hold "Latching Bracket" to roof cover.
Now you can manually lift roof cover.
Done this many times, have to put on How to Library.