long story short, if i removed the contents of the safe for a friend, i could keep the safe... why not give it a shot.
Step 1: Decide How to Start
had i know there was a red reset button inside the safe and how to use it, i might have been able to push it using a flexshaft through the little hole in the back of the safe,
but a grinder is more fun.
so i cut a big enough hole to remove the contents.