Anyone replace PCV valve?

Has anyone replaced the PCV VAlve on a 2017 Mazda 3 2.5l? I read you had to remove the throttle body,intake manifold and some wiring but I can get a hand on it just by taking the start out. But not sure if it is good enough to take it out that way. Anyone?
 
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2016 Mazda, CX-5 GT
Haven't touched it on our 2016 CX5 with 117K miles. Our car is still running fine. I would have cleaned or replaced it by now except for what you posted.
 
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