I can't remember which side had the tool, but I remember thinking..." Oh man, I did not even need to remove that cowl vent" but then realized that I probably would not have been able to do it without removing the cowl vent.Fonzi, now that you mentioned the clamp has a nut, I may have used a 1/4 inch ratchet with an extension and a swivel end. It's been a couple of years now I can't remember. I did go through the blower compartment though for sure.
I notice some rust on the top of the compartment. what does the bottom of the compartment look like below and under the blower motor?
I have to ask. What is that thing in the first picture?