I had the same issue...first off, make sure you have a good battery running to the engine, then make sure you have a good ground and positive to both solenoids (clean them off with a wire brush). The fact that the solenoids are clicking means that the switch it good. I ended up having to replace 1 of the solenoids (I believe the front one) to make mine go down. Bolted it on and it worked like it should.
The manual release on that motor was never designed to allow a tilted motor to be manually let down. Opening the hydraulic lines is the only way to go. Once the motor is down, the manual release will allow you to tilt it up and down manually.
It sounds like you need to verify the motor gets voltage when the solenoids cloick. Use a voltmeter on the solenoid and ground to test for +12VDC. Alternatively you may jumper across the large terminals of the solenoid with a wire, to make sure voltage makes it to the motor. If the motor doesn't run, you may have dirt in the motor, or a bad ground. Make sure the black ground wire is clean and connected to battery -12VDC cable from the battery.
There is likely a bimetal circuit breaker inside the PTT motor. Sometimes a bit of dirt gets between the contacts, and the motor will show an open circuit.