Hyundai hatchback

Hey, I have a classic chicken or the egg situation. The latch on my 2004 hyundai hatchback will not open. The dealer wants $95 up front to see if it is the lock or something else that prevents me from opening the hatch. It may be covered by warranty, but they won’t know until it is opened. I feel that they want to crack open my wallet no matter what. Any thoughts on getting this thing open? Thanks

Ask a body shop.