69 Dart rear drum brake questions / help ??

Trying to change out the rear drum pads and maybe get new rotors. I am having a terrible time trying to find the self adjusting lever so I can take the pressure off the drums so I can get them off the car. Is there any tricks that anyone knows or special tools I should have to get this job done? I can see the star wheel and can turn it tighter but that isn't going to get the drum off. I'm currently working on the drivers side, should I be trying to hook the adjusting lever through the front slot or the rear? Next question, I can see the adjuster screw but should I be fishing for the adjuster above the the screw or below it? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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