All Done!! I tried to get that filter out with a screw driver but all it did was break the ears off of it. Before I broke more off, I got the tool and holy moly it was a B#$@ch to get out. I've had this boat for six years and never did a thing to it until this week. New batteries, plugs, fuel filter, lower unit gear oil, pulled prop and greased shaft. Time for a test drive!! Thanks for the input, it is very much appreciated!