That's the only way if you are using the larger oil filter.Changed the fluids last week. The only way I could get the Oil Filter out was to remove the air filter, and the air filter box and bring the filter out the top. Is that normal?
I always do mine from the bottom using a K & N filter. I like the idea of the diaper to minimize the mess, but aren't you showing your age?That's the way I always do it*. Somebody said they could get it out from underneath. Either they were lying or had a small oil filter.
*actually, I also use a disposable diaper. Position it under the filter - on top of the part of the sump that sticks out under the filter area. It collects 99% of the oil spillage from the filter.