How to get into lock mechanism

A quick learner from Canada says:
Hi there,
I'm tryin to get into the sliding door mechanism to fix the broken lever as it won't lock. Having a hard time accessing the screws past these covers( see picture) in order to fix it. Tried prying and popping them off and it didn't work.
User submitted a photo of a patio door handle.
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
This one is a bit weird. I've never dealt with this myself but looking at your picture and the only thing I can think of is trying to pry the plugs off, as well. What have you used to pry them off?
A quick learner from CANADA says:
A Flat head screw driver so far, it's very hard to get through and still no way to get in from the side part
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
I'm sorry I can't offer another suggestion. You may want to contact the manufacturer of the door, whoever they are. There may be a special procedure that's required. I'm afraid I've just never encountered this lock before so I'm not sure what the secret is.
A professional from CA says:
I would try a razor knife with a strong blade to poke and pry.
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