After some digging and removing, I found the old latch is no longer functional.. The previous owner of the car just kept slamming the trunk when it wouldn't shut and it totally wrecked the internals of the latch. (what actually holds the striker down) If anyone has a working latch, and the electronic controlled mechanism that's connected to that is willing to part ways, please let me know, I would like to get the back of my car secured sooner rather than later.