thanks sixto, I got it
A little decisive force helped to pop the kick plate off. Then the panel above came right out. Wow, what a relief.
The brushes for the blower motor are on the end of the tracks that they ride in. I am going to see if I can fabricate some new ones and get a few more years out of this motor.
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