rear hatch broken on 2001 Mercury Mountaineer

The lever opening the rear hatch broke inside the door. I have to open the hatch to gain access to my rear lights--one of which is out. How can I gan access to the mechanism in order to repair it myself?

Asked by for the 2001 Mercury Mountaineer
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Were you able to gain access to the rear hatch area? If so, how did you do it?