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Heat/AC Vents won't close/ open

I need help for a 2005 LX AWD. Well, first day I used the AC this year and all I get is mildly cool air. My neighbor is a Heating and AC guy and the compressor is working fine. The lines going into the fire wall are COLD. I think the problem is that either a vent door is not opening or not closing. If I flip from Max AC to Defrost or defrost to Max ac,, I get a momentary blast of ice cold air. If I put the temp to hot I instant hot air. If I put the venst to recirculate, I do not get that LOAD rush of air you normally get when the vent closes.
My Element sits under maple tree that sheds these little red balls of junk each spring and they fall into the air intake below the wiper blades. I think after 4 years maybe too many fell in there and are blocking a vent but I am not sure.
I'd appreciate any ideas on how to fix or trouble shoot the issue. Anyone have a shop diagram of the heat/ac venting system? Do the vents run on a cable or vaccum? How can you get at the vent doors?
Thanks for any advice.

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