Yesterday I tried to bend the hood back while still attached to the body. Didnt get too far. It seems like removing the hood, placing it upside down on the grass amd hammering it out might be the best choice, i just wanted to double check with oppo before i tear things apart.
Also, i know my ziptie job is bad. I only had spare zipties from building my pc desktop; i used what i had on hand. I plan on redoing it later with an X pattern.