The gas lever doesn't open my gas cap thing, so i can open the cap and put gas in. My car is out of gas, in eed to use it for work tomorrow! How do i open the gas thing? The lever by the seat doesn't pop it open!
You're in luck! I ripped out the entire interior of my 1998 to replace carpet and seat covers, so I know how to do this.
To replace the cable, remove the plastic trim at the carpets edge. To do that, you have to pull really hard as there are several metal clips holding it onto the weatherstripping. Lift up the carpet where the little pull tab is and see if the cable is still attached there, if not, find it and reattach.
If you need to get the seat out to get access, it is held on with 4 bolts into the floor of the car. It's not hard to remove the seat. remember when taking it out to remove the wiring from the bottom.
If it's all good up there, go and see if it is attached on the actual door. If it is attached in both spots, your cable has snapped. If you need help seeing where it is, read the camry body manual on turboninja's site.
On my 98, I've had the carpeting out and have not seen a backup release. Maybe on newer models. I think it's more likely the spring clip in the door, rather than the cable. Dealers keep many of these in stock since they are often needed.