How to take out door handle

Hi everyone, im trying to take the drivers side , exterior door handle out, from the interior i managed to loosen up hte right side of the door handle
assembly, but the right side is stiff as if its screwd in or something, i already removed the the 2 screws that that where holding the door handle assembly and still i can take the darn thing out, any ideas, thans in advance.
1997 Ford Contour Gl

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