Okay... You really can't see the port where a chip is mounted by just removing the kick panel. The whole EEC has to be removed because the port is on the opposite end from where the harness plugs in. Here is what you see when you remove the kick panel. (None of these photos are '03 Cobra specific, but they are from a SN95 Mustang) As you can see the EEC is tucked up in there pretty good. Here is a shot with the harness disconnected. There are a few electrical connections that may be in the way along with some plastic snap retainers and such. All of these need to be dealt with before you can remove the EEC. This is what the EEC looks like once it's fully removed. In this photo a Vortech chip has been mated to the EEC's auxiliary port which is on the opposite end from where the harness plugs in. If you were to open up your EEC it would look something like this. The left side is where the wiring harness connects and on the opposite end of the circuit board is the auxiliary port where an aftermarket chip would mount. As you can see from the factory the contacts are completely covered with a protective coating. This coating has to be scraped off and the contacts need to be lightly sanded in order for the chip to mate to it and properly make contact. By doing this a cars warranty is voided. Ford service departments often look for a tampered auxiliary port when there's a question as to whether a car has been modded or not. Hope this helps! U.M.