Good evening Tim,
That's very kind and admirable of you to work around the birds, taking care to not disturb them like that.
With regarding to your hose routing, I'm searching for photos of a truck that are somewhere on FORDification.com of a truck with only a few hundred miles (or maybe less). I'm pretty sure Keith posted them (he may have found them in an eBay ad, if I'm remembering correctly). It's a blue truck. It has a great reference engine compartment!