This video shows how to change the air filter on a Porsche Boxster, 986. The air filter is in the engine compartment and you will need to open the convertible top, remove the rear deck carpet and remove the engine cover to gain access to the air filter. There are no tools needed to change the Boxster air filter. More Details at ZipZapDIY.com Boxster Air Filter Change
The air filter is in a tray that slides into the air box, the filter sits snuggly in the air box and it will take some effort to take it out.