Lincoln does not have a specific procedure for replacing the rear body panel.

Per Lincoln’s collision position statement on Structural Repairs for Lincoln Vehicles: “Where no Lincoln supplied repair procedure is available, repairs must be made at factory joints or seams with Lincoln original replacement parts using procedures that duplicate factory assembly processes and techniques.”

Per I-CAR curriculum developed in cooperation with the vehicle maker: “Service parts should be replaced as supplied unless a procedure exists.”

Check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: OEM Linking Pin: Ford/Lincoln - Disassembly Of A Service Part