A/C blower quit blowing on 1993 Acura Vigor

I have a '93 Acura Legend 4dr that just ticked over 200,000 miles. Today the A/C blower quit in 90+ degree heat. It looks like the blower fuze is a 40 amp located under the hood. The 40 & 50 amp fuses are inside little individual plasic boxes with clear tops. I can't figure out how to get at it to check if it's blown. There's a heater control 7.5 amp fuse under the dash that is not blown. I saw a Q&A post on about R&R of the blower motor. Sounds straightforward enough, but impossible for me right now as I just had my left hip replaced 5 weeks ago. In fact, I need to drive 8 hours from Alabama to SC next week for my post-op doctor's check-up. Does the clear top pop off the fuse? Do I need to remove the screws on each side? What are the damages if the dealer needs to replace the motor?

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sounds like the blower motor. remove the fuse and check it with a ohm meter for continuity.
you can save by going to an independent shop. the motor is 149 and 1 hour in labor.

How do I remove the fuse? It's inside a plastic box and I can't figure out how to get at it. Thanks for your advice about the independent shop.