Well...turns out I left the fusebox cover up near the top, forcing a 1/2" over stock gap on the left side and front of the hood. I happened to notice the shine of a key through the crack and was able to fashion a hanger into a hook, hook the keyring and pull 'em all out in seconds! So much for that issue.
My whole reason for being under there was to jump a wire from an ignition circuit to the headlight relays as I need to get the headlights to come one with ignition (Canadian law) and there's no way I'm cutting into a harness, as this is a "still-in-the-and-forever-going-to-be-an-in-the-wrapper car".
There's no ignition feed I can find under there, without cutting into a harness...so I have to postpone the import inspection again until I can figure out how to do this without either passing through the firewall or cutting into a wire harness.
My white GT was wired with a relay to make that happen, which I quickly removed after the inspection, but there was wire splicing involved...and this car ain't getting that surgery. LOL
Thanks for all the replies guys!!