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Looking for some help why my intake manifold will not come out.

Followed the direction in the repair manual, but it still seems to be secured near the throttle body valve. Removed all hoses, disconnected solenoids, and unscrewed the 12 screws(Item 21) on the top and the one(item 18) securing the crankcase ventilation hose.

Thought it might just be stuck since it is an 08, but i can see front has released enough to see the green gaskets and when I give it a good tug the entire car moves.

Looking for help, trying to get to my engine thermostat in order to replace.

FYI, in below images some hoses and connectors are back in.
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Update for anyone in a similar situation:

It turns it out was really stuck, no additional bolts. Took quite a bit of hitting with a rubber mallet and several days pulling on it. but eventually it broke free. If you have removed all of bolts (#21) and the ventilation hose (#19) and it will not come loose, give it a strong tug from the rear. I took the throttle body valve off to get my whole hand around pull upwards/

FYI, if you are working on an older car, prepare for the crankcase ventilation hose to break. I could not get it out of the intake manifold before it snapped.
 
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