How do you change a hatch lift on a Ford Aspire if the hatch side of it has a ball joint type bolt but the replacement does not and the original is broken?

I had this problem also. I went to a Ford dealer and they said the bolt was no longer available,but he gave me a printout of the hatchback and circled the bolt i needed. My Grandson went to a junkyard and found the balljoint screw for $1.00 plus tax. Hope this helps.

also, the ford escort hatch back ball joint works as well. i went to a junk yard and got it for free. took me months to find it, but it worked first try.