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How to remove pcv on 99 camry 4 cyl

Getting some blue smoke on start up in morning. Usually starts right up, but this cold morning it refused to start, after alot of coughing, banging, etc. it finally started, had to keep the key in the start position (rpms up and down for a minute). Tried changing out the pcv but couldn't get the darn thing out. Does it screw in or just push/pull? Didn't want to put pliers to it since I didn't have a grommet. Timing belt changed at 60k, has about 95k now. Thanks for any help

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It pulls out.. nothing screwed in or bolted ect... just pull on it :)

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