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If you are sure the spring is still inside the headlamp unit you could try fishing with a small magnet and a piece of string - even fishing for half an hour would be much easier than takign the headlight out. If the clip has not fallen out onto the road somewhere removing the front panel, etc and retrieving the spring would still be cheaper than a new lamp or as already suggested try a scrapper or even a body repair shop who will probably have loads of busted lamps lying around.
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