I have an '04 Escape and an '04 Ranger. While tuning them up, I was able to easily lift the tab on the Escape's fuel line quickconnect and then slide it off (without issue) while replacing the fuel filter. On the Ranger though, the tab would not release, after some online research (which was pretty vague) I decided to try a disconnect tool. I couldn't get this to work (it's the little plastic collar kind that wraps around filter's tube and is supposed to slide into the collar on the fuel line.) I finally decided to push my luck and just apply more force than I was comfortable with to the tab (with a screw driver) to try to get it to release. Well, as you're probably anticipating right now... the release tab snapped. I'm hoping this doesn't mean I need replace the whole fuel line. So a few questions: 1. Will the fuel line be pushed off of the filter when the pressure builds up without this tab? (Worst case scenario) 2. Can anyone provide instructions on how to do this properly? I've replaced fuel filters on all of my cars and never encountered anything so difficult (although I once forced the line off on a '99 Golf in low light and ended up having to replace the line between the tank and the filter (not fun.)) 3. If a tool is required, can someone provide explicit instructions? I tried pulling the line toward the filter and using an open ended wrench for leverage to push the little plastic collar into the quickconnect collar, but I'm not sure if the tab needed to be up first, or the tool is designed to releast the tab. 4. Are replacement tabs available (if needed)? Any help is appreciated--I'm glad I found this forum either way. Thanks.