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Remove the door panel from the other door and watch in there at that door latch exactly how it opens. I had to manually open the drivers door on my chevelle because the door latch would not unlock or open and it took me an hour or so seeing how the other side worked in order to find out how o open it. It ended up being by sticking in a long screwdriver and prying on a part of the door latch to pop it open but it's impossible to tell you exactly where to pry. You might even want to look at some photos of new latches on the internet and try to figure out how to pop it open. I actually ended up just buying a new latch and study how it opens and that helped as well.
For instance, here is one, http://www.impalas.com/1965-66-impala-left-front-door-latch-2-door-hardtop.html?gclid=CIfo8f2Rks0CFUo2gQodtoQN0g
If I remember correctly it was sticking a screwdriver in right here and pry.
no, the linkage was not broke, the latch just wouldn't open.
Get it open yet?