I am kind of in the same boat. My top beeps when I put the top back after unclipping. Seats are moved up, windows down, e-brake is on. I push the button and nothing. I hear the motors (or whatever those are) turning, or attempting to turn. And that's it. Nothing.
That is with the factory wiring. What does that mean?
Someone seems to have wired the emergency switch directly to the roof-switch with three wires, Red, white and yellow. When I hook those back up after unplugging the white, OEM harness to the switch, still NOTHING happens. I DO NOT hear the motors turn when I use the wires someone hooked up to the switch.
The top was recently down in this car, since there were pictures of it down 7 months before I bought it.
Let's work together and get this figured out, shall we?