Alesis QS8 PCMCIA Slot Repair

As previously mentioned the “hooks” on the eject mechanism are folded flat. It looks like the card carrier portion of the slot can be disconnected from the connector via a bayonet type of latch. Anyone have any experience with this on the QS8 or these type of slot mechanisms?

Update: I was able to repair the problem by sliding the eject mechanism back and slightly over the carrier. This allowed me to move it back far enough to reach the hooks.