How to operate the roof mechanism on 325 1990 cabrio on 1991 BMW 325i

I have just bought this 1990 235 canbrio as a project, she has been standing idle for 5 years and had a busted clutch. Privious owner could not afford to fix it. Everthing sticks! I am trying to drop the hood but cannot open the storage compaetment. The little lever hasbroken. I do not have a manual yet, on order, any help thankfully recieved

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