I finally got around to putting on the struts today so my top will operate as it should. Back in December of 2019 my top didn't work and I posted a thread and got a couple of answers which was helpful. Anyway I search the many post and threads here and everyone of them stated that you can't depress the struts cause they are about 1/4" too long and what to do. I believe Long Tall Sally said he made a tool that worked and sent to someone to use etc. etc. That's is fine and I am sure we all appreciate it, however that isn't necessary. I have a shop manual and on page 12-58 (which I finally found) it gives instructions on how to do it. Now there is a key point that no one has mention and that is there a "travel limit screw" that has to be removed. I did it to one side and the lid wouldn't go up high enough so I did the other side and it worked just fine. A friend held it up as I told him to i.e. a little more or a little less and the strut went on easily. For those that don't have a shop manual the "travel limit screw" is located on the bracket attached to the lid and on it is two pivots one strap above the other and the screw is behind the top strap. You'll have to look for it as it quite small and you have to lean inside the trunk to see it, I believe it takes a T-9 star bit and when you put it back in use Locktite. Hope this thread will make it much easier for you if you should need to replace those struts.