This thread was a big help today! I rushed and and skipped step #4 but still got it done. Definitely would have been easier if i pulled that loop section out though.
I bought that tool and a t15 bit at harbor freight. Ran over to the bolt cutter section and cut the t15 in half at the store.
I had 4) 7mm bolts below the dash and then the 1 left of the steering column. That push pin on the vent entension has a Phillips tip on it. You can get it started with a screw driver and then pop it out.
I cut about 1/4" off the length of the top actuator screw. I dont see a reason it would have to be so long and it certainly made installing it easier
Need to do the passenger side now but it sounds like it's really easy compared to the driver side.