Alright I was finally able to get that stubborn button out, it was a huge pain in the ass especially since i couldn't see what i was doing. I first lowered the glove box to where all my papers were falling out (lol)
I then had to reach my hand up behind the button, its a pretty tight squeeze and you have to push quite hard. I got the button out by pushing the bottom half out first and then proceeded muscle out the top
the button has 2 tabs that hold it in they are at the 12 oclock and 6 oclock positions, granted it wouldve been easier to remove the button if i couldve pressed these down but there was no way i could press them in so muscling them out one at a time was the only option
you can see here where the tabs sort of boogerd up the hole it was sitting in
I then took the button and hosed it down with electronic components cleaner and before i stuck it back in its hole i hooked the harness up to it and pressed the button a few times and the trunk released every time.
i had just gotten off work at 8 and immediately looked through Robs thread on how the button was mounted. so i didnt get out to the car till about 8:30 so thats why the pics are kind of crappy.
Thanks everyone and especially Rob for having pics on how the button was held in. I'll report back in a week or so and give yall an update on if the button still works, but all in all i think it was just dirty button. Thanks again!