My A/C compressor clutch plate has not been engaging so I decided to swap out the part to repair it. I was able to remove the power steering pump & alternator to get to it but upon removing clutch plate & pulley I'm having trouble with the stator (Magnet) snap ring. There's limited room & I need a long snap ring pliers to reach. It also has to be strong & spread wide enough to remove snap ring. I'm on my second set of pliers & have had no luck getting if off thus far. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.