With those disconnected the factory air box comes out pretty easily. One thing to beware of: there is a rubber hose clamp type thing on the back side of the airbox. It can be separated just by pulling the tab back through the loop. That part was not mentioned in the aFe instructions but it isn't a big deal.
The next step is to remove the rubber cushion at the bottom of the fenderwell. It looks exactly as it does in the instructions and it's impossible to miss (in other words I forgot to take a picture of it).
Next you will take the mass air flow sensor off the factory air box (it's attached with spring clips) and grab the rubber o-ring. The o-ring goes in the aluminum adapter on the new air box.
Now this is where i stray from the directions that came with the kit. I tried it their way first and it wasn't working. They say to put the mass air flow sensor back in the car and then put the new air box in and connect it that way. I found it MUCH easier to attach the mass air flow sensor the new air box and then put the box in. In the next picture you can see how the supplied spring clips fit on the mass air flow sensor.
All i did was set the new air box down on the drive way and put the air flow sensor in and clamp it down. This took about 2 seconds as opposed to about 1 minute of unsuccessful attempts to do it their way.
Next take the new air box w/ air flow sensor and place it in the car. Out of the box it fit pretty well overall. Do pay attention not to pinch any wires at the bottom, they are moved easily to the side. The only fit problem was that the edge rubs against the back of the headlight box. If you have a vise and a file you can rememdy this with about 5 minutes worth of work. This figure shows the box installed.
Positioning it was pretty easy. There is a metal bar sticking up from where the rubber pad used to be attached to the fender well. It goes through a whole on the bottom of the new air box. Place a washer and a nut on there and tighten it down with the 10mm ratchet. Then take the two bolts removed from the beginning and put them back in with the 10mm ratchet.
With that done push the mass air flow sensor back into the hose it came from and tighten down the hose clamp.
Now the fun part, take that big beautiful cone air filter, slide it into place and tighten down the hose clamp. Your work should now look like this.