The install of the skid is easy with the exception of the retaining clip on the small dia tube. When I tried to remove the stock retainer, it broke even tho I tried to be as careful as possible removing it.
A quick trip to AutoZone found the following Ford parts, and they worked like a champ. The black 3/8 clip was perfect - I show a white 5/16 in my hand for clarity against the dark background.
It's really, really thin gage steel for one, but more importantly, when a lift is installed, the d'shaft makes contact with the skid. It tears the boot. The PSC skid will protect it and it moves the canister up and over, eliminating the problem.