Here is a guide that will help with step by step instructions:
Here is a video on a larger truck but it is similar:
Below is the process from the manual that shows just how to remove the fluid and does not require you to drop the cover. However, I would always remove the cover just so that you can see what is in the bottom of the housing.
Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 AT 4:46 PM