How do you release a hood latch on the drivers side of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport?

Answer

I had the same problem on the passenger side of my 2000 Sport. Went to have my oil changed and they recommended a body shop because they couldn't get the thing open either. Before doing that we decided to try spraying the latch with WD-40, a bit tricky since we couldn't get the hood up on that side, but after several generous attempts the latch released and I haven't had a problem since.

I also had the same problem only once on my 2000 Sport...Had to take to body shop who charged me $40 to free it. They told me they just kept pushing no the center of the hood and trying to spray in WD 40 anywhere they could....Best thing to do...keep all hood latches lubed! once a month at least....