I can't find a 97 owners manual. I have a 98 manual, and the procedure on a 98 is as Steve described.
Steve: Thanks for the offer, I'll sure keep it in mind. Do you know if he has any early early Sprite or Midgets? I need parts for either a Sprite Mk2 or Midget Mk1 (same basic car, made in 61 or prior to about mid-year 62), or some parts I need would be the same as a "Bugeye" Sprite (58-61)