I took another look at it and, yeah, you're right, there's a clamp/ring on both ends of the hose. No idea how I missed it. So, all I really need now is the top part connected to the throttle body due to it cracking over the years. Tape is barely holding it together at this point.
A bit off-topic, but I was wondering if you could help me with one other issue - I had the lower radiator hose replaced by a repair shop recently. Ever since then, my temp gauge has been fluctuating a bit while driving. It isn't overheating per se, but the needle will sometimes rise slightly from the center.
Is this something to be concerned about? I've never seen it do that before. No idea if they pressure tested the cooling system once everything was completed.
1994 Ford Crown Victoria