While rooting around in the ezboard archives I discovered a post about broken hood rod retainers. The info was relevant to me, so I thought it may help someone else here at some point in time.
The poster (Rich & Kat) indicated that Pep Boys had a cheap replacement for the broken hood rod retainers most Mustangs suffer from.
Ya..having a broken hood rod retainer was a minor problem, but it is annoying none the less.
Anyway, the part number is 45374 and they are $1.99. Other parts stores may have them as well since it is in a red universal "help" package.