Same here Austin, I needed to see the trunk latch to comprehend the orientation of the decklid. The third pic now makes much more sense. I now see the direction of the run that Kolektor is describing. Odd indeed.
How is paint coverage on the rear portion of the lid, on the bracing between the hinges facing forward? That's the area that almost never has coverage from the factory, you simply can't get the gun in there when the lid is bolted to the car.
I can tell in the second pic the paint is light just behind the hinge where the arm would be in the way.