How do I get my tailgate to release so it will come down. on 2001 GMC Sierra 1500

When I pull the handle to release the tailgate it will not release for some reason, It sounds like it is releasing but it seems to be stuck.

3 answers
remove tailgate handle to see if rods hooked up then can pull both rods and the tailgate should open
i would try to spray the lathces at the side and under the handle itnto the tailgate with a pentrating oil and work the handle while try to pull on the tail gate.
sounds like the retainer clips that hold release rods have broken, go to a body shop and see if they can open for you.then have them ck the release rods