Perhaps you are correct, that makes sense that they'd redesign it however, it came with the same exact hose *(or at least it seemed to be identical). I was able to access the OEM valve but couldn't wiggle it out of it's original place. I suppose the gas tank has to be dropped to gain access. Where is it to be relocated? What about the original power connector? Any advice is appreciated.
After following the published SI diagnostics for P0446 and determining that the EVAP canister vent valve is the cause of the MIL light, replace the existing EVAP canister vent valve assembly with a new assembly. This new assembly is a sealed unit that is designed to be vented through a remote filter box. To ensure correct installation, follow the procedures below.
Important: DO NOT replace the EVAP canister assembly for this concern unless it fails the leak test.
Important: The new canister vent valve will be installed in a new location, outside of the frame.
Tighten Tighten the bracket mounting bolt to 12 N·m (106 lb in).