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Ashtray cover - slide shutter problem

2009 Alfa 159 1.9 JDTM Lusso Sportwagon - front centre between gear lever and arm rest. Ash tray roller shutter cover - I have a problem. It is jammed down - regrettably my fault.
A chewing gum cylinder container fits in the slot behind the ashtray beautifully, unfortunately rather too well! When the shutter was pulled down the top edge of the plastic tub just caught on the underside and has jammed it shut.
I have tried sliding wire a thin blade and thin stiff plastic sheet up the inside to try to dislodge it; without success...

HELP PLEASE - how do you get the armrest and trim stuff out from between the front seats?

I realise this is not a situation that is common but I am sure one of you has the knowledge of how to get the trim apart.

[PS - Owned a 156 2.0 Twinspark Sportwagon before - but had to return to the Alfa fold after a Mazda3 sport interlude.]]
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Apologies to anyone who has pondered this conundrum.
Another raid on the kitchen drawers for a super-thin spatula and a butchered toothbrush package, a bit of CF&I ("Controlled" (as opposed to BRUTE) Force and Ignorance) eased the shutter and deformed the plastic pot just enough to jog the shutter past. I WILL NOT use it for such again! However I will not be tempted to take up smoking!

END - Thank goodness!
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