Trunk latch on 94 C280

1994 C280
Something must've gotten knocked off position because the trunk lid would not latch closed. The mechanism latches closed properly when something
pushes it to the latch position and releases when the lock button is pressed (while unlocked). The key & keyswitch properly locks/unlocks it and other doors; the vacuum mechanism or whatever it is activated elsewhere properly locks/unlocks as well. Anyway, all that stuff seems ok. Just can't get the lock to catch the striker part on the bottom. Either can be off position by now.
Is there a way to get them both into good alignment? Trial and error doesn't seem to be zeroing in on it. I would think bringing the bottom striker part higher would make it catch for sure and if it leaves the lid too high then just adjusting it slightly lower but it's not working out.
Is there a trick?
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