I don't know how 'sanitary' this is, but what I do is fit the upper spring onto the shoes *before* I put them on, and the lower spring onto one shoe. If I pull hard enough, I can spread out the upper spring enough to get the shoes over the adjuster. Then I move the lower ends of the shoes around until they're in the right place. Assuming the lower spring hasn't fallen out of its hole on one shoe, all I have to do is grab the straight section in the middle of the spring with pliers and pull it sideways until I can hook the other end into the hole on the other shoe. If you've got a *really* strong grip you can even do this without tools! It's fiddly but you get it in eventually.
If this seems completely impossible, check the picture in a shop manual to make sure you've got the springs oriented the right way. The spring with the "tail" on it is the lower one, and the tail is supposed to rest on the parking brake lever once the whole thing is back together.
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