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Hi. What year is your F-150?
Do you mean the water crossover tube on the front of the intake manifold? See picture.
Did you get all 6 bolts out? And the 2 bolts for the thermostat housing?
The correct procedure to remove this is to remove it when the intake is off. That is what the shop manual says.