Ok. Here is the snorkel, for those that are new and want to see what it looks like.
This is as it sits in the car.
Is this what we're all talking about cutting?
If so there are 2 clips holding it in. Pictured here:
It comes out after removing the 2 clips albeit not the easiest. Definitely some resistance. If I pulled the wrong piece out...suck.
Because it'll be a bugger to put back in.