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it is hard task, and some damage will alsway be to interior panel, but best is to remove the seat, so you will have room to work, worst come to worst, after door panel is removed, you will have to use drills and dremels to cut latch.
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Is the interior door trim panel off at this time?
Ok you are going to need to get that panel off to get into the door for repair. The easiest approach is to remove the seat by just unbolting it and unplugging everything and pushing it towards the rear seat, now remove the door panel.
Download for removing the seat.
Download for removing the trim panel
Now once your into the door you need to remove the exterior door handle. Then you need to work the latch manually from inside to try and free the faulty door lock actuator built into the latch so you can get the door open so you can replace the latch. In the below directions on the latch, you will not be able to remove it with the door closed so that info is just so you have some pictures and to use once the door is open.
Download for removing the exterior door handle
Download for removing the latch.