Sorry you had problems.
sounds like your working on the wrong section.
1) sit in the drivers seat.
2) unsnap both sun visors and swing out of way.
3)unscrew overhead lamp and roof switch assembly.
4)look up at the headliner opening around moon roof.
5)remove rubber finish bead.
6)unpack liner material so you could reach up under it between visors. Slightly pull
liner down between visors. (not much).
7)use offset screwdriver to loosen two front motor screws then the one to the left.
drop motor enough to disengage gear.
9)unclip and swing timing wire 90 deg.
10)turn small plastic wheel until notch in big wheel lines up with switch while roof is
in closed position.
11)assembly is reverse of dissassembly.