I thought to do a little investigating, and girded my loins for removing the spark plugs, I figured it paid to start with the simple things first. So after employing some long needle nosed pliers, a torch, and an bloody long extension bar!
I always avoided working on my wifes car, too many sensors, too hard to get to things, too many plastic covers. But I am ashamed that I let the plugs get to this point...bad DIY mechanic! I hang head in shame...