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There are special tools that are used to remove and install the torsion bars. The procedure is out lined below. You may be able to use large screwdrivers or fabricate a tool to do this work.
Rear Compartment Lid Hinge Torque Rod Replacement Removal Procedure
Important: Properly seat the torque rod between the rear shelf and the hinge assembly.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 18 N·m (13 lb ft).
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If you'd like to see what one of the tools looks like, check the link below. Don't have a better picture of the other lever tool.