Thanks fellas, you have been a huge help to me. By the way when I click on that part link it is $16.74
Regardless, now here is my question: I have it out and cleaned it. A lot of debris came out, mostly iron and manganese, etc. I put my mouth on the end piece and blew, hoping to get water to go through but hard as I blow, I can't. I'm wondering if that is b/c the solenoid is not functioning (since it is disconnected)? If that is the case, I have probably fixed the cloggage/problem and can re-install and back in business? Otherwise, I don't mind buying a $16/ part.
Next question is couldn't I likely find a local store that sells it so I don't have to wait for it to ship?