Sorry for the lack of updates, I finally bit the bullet and decided to just take the wheel off to loosen the fender liner only to find out that the nuts where too tight for the awful standard wheel brace to undo so I invested in an extendible wheel brace and eventually got the job done.
Needless to say this pointless amount of pissing about to get a headlight out was frustrating and I left the stupidly placed lower bolt out when I put the car back together. So the job is done but i'm far from impressed with the setup. Hopefully I can now get back to liking my car now haha.
Thanks for all the help.