I just got done with putting on the new hose. It was not bad at all, just kind of messy. I drained the resevoir, but when I tried to pull the old hose up and out, I felt like I was trying to balance a glass of warm jello on my head. I ended up spilling the old fluid all of the engine bay, but luckily I put down newspapers first. I put new fluid in, did some lock-to-locks and then topped off. After a few minutes I was feeling motivated, so I then drained the resevoir again and then topped it off with fresh fluid. This was done a couple of times, and the fluid definately looks cleaner.
I guess we shall see if 'Old Smikey stays dry.
Thanks for everyone's help!!!!
PS-I am not really nsame CJ, that is my cat's name.