Trouble with a special character in a batch file variable

I am having trouble with a variable in a batch file. I am setting a variable with special characters, and having trouble getting them to print.

One of the two special characters is %. That one, I got to print by putting two of them in the variable. (aka % became %%) The other character is ^. I have seen that ^^ should work. But, it does not.

The (literal) string that should print is:
P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7

Batch file I am using:
@ECHO OFF
SET location=P%%@AP[4\PZX54(P^^)7
ECHO %location%

My output is:
P%@AP[4\PZX54(P)7

<Missing the ^>

Might I need to escape the ()'s somehow?
stakorAsked:
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oBdACommented:
Either use four "^":
@ECHO OFF
SET location=P%%@AP[4\PZX54(P^^^^)7
ECHO %location%

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Or use two and put part after the SET command in double quotes:
@ECHO OFF
SET "location=P%%@AP[4\PZX54(P^^)7"
ECHO %location%

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stakorAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I would not have thought to use four of them.
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