Even if you pull the dent out, the metal in that area is just too weak. That area may need to be braced underneath and then bondoed or cut that part out of another car and have it welded back in yours. or The wiper cowl is pinch welded to the firewall of the car. I have a car w/ the same prob.......never got around to fixing it. I put pins on everything anymore. I really can't trust the factory latch.