Jamus, I feel for you and I salute you. The fact that you spent 2 1/2 hours under your car with a hacksaw tells me that you are man of strong determination and will power
, one that I would want around when things got tough.
I'm assuming you don't have a sawzall or you would have used it right? So get your ass out and buy one, even a cheap one at that. They come in handy for all sorts of things around the house and mine sure came in handy last night!
Here, don't know if you've ever heard of Harborfreight but they've got one for $33 bucks. Yeah, may not be the highest quality tools in the world but they get the job done.