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    Removing gas strut lift on trunk: does ball stud screw into a captured nut, or...?

    I want to replace the gas struts on my trunk lid, but noticed that when I begin to remove the ball stud, the more I loosen it the more the stud seems to 'wallow' or swivel...almost as though the captured nut (or whatever it's threaded into) in the trunk body panel has come loose on the back...