thanks guys. I ended up getting it done without disconnecting the fuel line, like Modded328 suggested. I replaced the vent hose and the IM, now my car doesn't idle and I hear an ear piercing hissing. Does the IM manifold gasket have to be replaced when replacing the manifold? I look online and I can't see a part for it. I see there are like 6 individual o-rings in each port, are they replaceable? All dealer parts are closed on Sundays, and no aftermarket places seem to have it.
This valve cover gasket change is the biggest PITA ever.
I appreciate the responses.