If it's similar to my '02 Escape (V6), unclip the top two clips, then pull
the top away from the box some, then slide the filter out. It's a little
tight, but it will come out.
If you want to remove the front half, loosen the hose clamp, then pull the
hose off and bend it out of the way. There are two slots on the bottom of
the box, and two tabs on the front half that mate up with the slots. Plus,
on the sides of the front are two large tabs that keep it from sliding
sideways on the box.
The whole thing is a pretty tight fit, but with a little working around,
it'll come apart pretty easily.
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