The Ford service manuals have some SERIOUS issues in this section then. The purge valve looks completely different in the picture, and is in a different location.
The manual shows a cylindrical object inline with the fuel line that has nipples sticking from the sides 180 deg apart from each other. It shows it with a long pigtail (the connector in mine plugs directly into the valve). It says it is located on the passenger side shock tower and has a 3 pin connector instead of two. Also, mine appears to be bolted to the firewall, where the manual says there is no attaching hardware.
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