does the dash have to be removed to replace the heater core on 1999 Dodge Dakota

does the dash have to be removed to replace the heater core

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yes it does. pays around 7 hours plus evac and charge ac

Roy
When trying to remove the heater box after the dash is out, I cannot pull the assembly holding the heater out due to the pot that is part of the airconditioning system. I can't figure out how to disconnect it to remove the heater. The box holding the heater motor and the other controls will not come out due to this pot?????
that is the h valve on the firewall side. after you remove the ac lines, there is 2 bolts inside that will release the valve.

Roy
yes the dash have to be removed to change the heater core disconnet the battery on neg.post waite until 15mins before removing the dash