Sorry to hear that bullet1968. Perhaps you might be able to enter the next challenge.
Anyway, render passes is really easy to set up. You would open up the Attribute in your MR render globals and scroll down to the ( render layer/ pass control ) or what ever it says to activate the option and turn it on. Then all you have to do is turn off the beauty pass and turn on color, shadow, specular, ect....
Don't forget to select which output format you want to render out to. ( JPG, Targa, Tiff, ect..) And don't forget to name your file.
Finally, to make the option work you have to batch render the scene to render out the passes. The option is in the rendering section of maya. Go to that and click on the render menu and scroll down to where it says batch render. Batch render will render out the passes to a select folder. Once the rendering is complete, grab the files and comp it photoshop. Pretty easy stuff.
Take it easy mate and get some rest!