Mine is cut out as well. Also installed a Fumoto valve. I've had them on all of my cars going back 15 years now. No issues whatsoever.Imagine my surprise when we settled on a new Sorento V6 with fond memories of top-mounted filters on previous Hyundais, only to discover the "new normal" of bottom-mounted filters secured by seven million bolts. Ah well, the Topsider had a good run.
There will be a special trophy for whoever posts pics of a reliable access panel modification. 🏆