1999 Chevrolet Blazer

Hello, I have a 1999 S10 Blazer with 67,000 miles. My heater core began to leak Dexcool into the evaporator box. I flushed it out and by-passed it with a union (Heater core is now unattached from the coolant loop). I took the dash all of the way out of the vehicle to replace the heater core and noticed I needed to remove the heater/evaporator box in order to gain access to the heater core. My question is Instead of taking the evaporator box all of the way out, can I get to the core by cutting the plastic evaporator box, change the core, and plastic weld the evaporator box back together? This would be a major time saver for me if possible.

I appreciate any help you can provide.
November 12, 2007.

If its gonna work for you playing shortcut do it, but remember if its not done right, you'll be going back in.

Nov 13, 2007.