2000 Concorde LXi front door handle moves properly but won't trigger release of the latch. Inside door handle opens door without incident. This doesn't appear to be an electrical issue (like the lock latches I've replaced over the years). According to the Factory Service Manual, there apear to be two rods with right angle bends to a short short dangling from the handle itself. They look like the rods I remember connecting to the electrical latch but.... I don't know. This appears to be a mechanical issue rather than electrical.
Can anyone shed light that might give me an idea what I'll need to buy (if anything) before I remove that inner door panel?