What a wonderful reply. We all thank you.
I wish to add 2 hints:
1) I used a 5 inch, right angle pry bar inserted between the door material and the rubberish, washer. I pried *hard* in different places around the window crank before I could barely see one of the 2 clip ends. A screw driver handles was too big for me to get the tip on the clip end. I had to use a "poker" which had no handle, then using a 3rd hand (1 on the pry bar, 1 holding the poker at the clip) I tapped the poker to knock off the clip. With luck the clip did not spring "out of sight" (so DO NOT do this with the car sitting on dirt or in a yard.. you will never find it). Elapsed time 1 hour!
2) Emphasize that the door handle on the inside remains stationary. Pull the bottom of the door panel away from the door enough so that the panel clears the window crank capstan which sticks out about 10 millimeters. You must jam the loosened door panel forward maybe 6 to 10 millimeters to free it from inside door handle. Lift the whole door panel upwards. Now that the panel is much more free you can angle the inside door handle through the hole. Off comes the panel.