And done, 12pt socket or not, this abd boy saved the day.
I tried the flex socket first, but it was a tad too big, like 1/8th of an inch too big, if not less, lol
New oil in, old black oil out.
Added some Lube Guard oil additive, and 5 quarts of Mobil 1 Synthetic Extended life 5W30.
I also went with the longer oil filter, the Mobil 1 Extended Performance M1-201, it was a tight fit, so much so that I could not get a filter wrench on it to tighten it, I tried to put the wrench on it to see if I could use it to help get the filter off the next time I change it, good this I only just tighten it by hand.
I may have to use an old piece of serpentine belt or something to help me loosen it the next time I change the oil, as it is easier hand tightening it, than it is hand loosening it.