where is the crankshaft sensor located? on 2004 Ford Crown Victoria

it is a 2004 crown victoria

Asked by for the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria
The crank shaft position sensor is located on the lower portion of the timing cover to the left side of the crank pully if facing the engine. You will see a two wire harness that comes down around the a/c compressor that pluggs into the sensor. Remove the wire by squeezing the tab with your fingers and pulling away from the sensor. The sensor is held in by one eight mm bolt. After you remove the bolt twist and pull the sensor until it comes out of the hole. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Do you need to take air conditioner compressor out to replace crank shaft sensor?