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the research you have done is correct. you will need to replace the door latch but first you need to gain access into the door.
I have a template that will guide you on how to drill the lock out so the door can be opened.
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CLICK HERE This says for the TL but the same latch for the accord.
once you remove the door panel you will need a mirror to look at the latch as shown and then see if you see this little lever as shown.
if not then use this template.to drill the latch open.CLICK HERE