Excellent post, Chris91LX. I followed the procedure this morning on my V6 1999 F-150. All went well, truck runs good.
I would add, however, to the instruction:
"Gently pry the cover off the housing to access the back of the MAF sensor."
"The cover is held by four plastic (brittle) clips that snap into place when the cover is on. When removing you may need to use multiple screw drivers to release and hold open each clip in turn."
I used CRC 05110 -- Mass Air Flow Sensor Cleaner (spray can)
It worked fine, was very convenient, and cost about $8 with tax.
But after noodling around a bit I've read posts where people claim to have cleaned it with lacquer thinner (the CRC stuff above smells like LT to me), and even high concentration alcohol. But whatever solvent used it can't leave a residue, and you must avoid touching the wires.