Cubase project wont open!

Hi, after buying an SSL+2 interface which came with what I thought were free plugins, I used the plugins with 1 or 2 CB 10.5 Artist projects. Turns out the ‘free’ plugins were for a trial period only. Now, when I try to open a project where I used an SSL plugin, it wont open the project and directs me to the SSL iLok manager where it asks me to give my activation code, which I dont have. I have chosen not to buy the SSL Native plugin bundle, but I cant even get into my CB projects to turn off the SSL plugin effect! Nightmare! Anyone know what I can do about this please? Many thanks.

Uninstall the plugins and remove from the plugin manager