OK, a couple of beers and researching how to remove the trunk torsion springs, I went outside and dove into the project. I went out to study the situation and one thing led to another and before I knew it, I was able to remove the trunk torsion springs without doing any damage:
Basically what I did was to move each side to the lowest notch using a socket over the bar, then I removed the springs from the middle catch, and finally removed the springs from the last hooks using some vice grips and screw drivers. I would suggest protecting the windows and body when doing this as they are under a lot of tension. One person can do this, but an extra set of hands would make it easier.