Yes, I know this is a super old thread. My apologies to Brian for not seeing his post over 2 years ago.
Anyhow, I figured that I would follow-up on the questions asked, since it could be good info for anyone doing a search.
#1: The hose connects to the valve cover with metal connector. It only has a slight bend to it - maybe 20 degrees. You can't really see the bend in the connector in the picture since the whole elbow is pushed away from the carb in my pictures.
#2: The other end of the hose connects to the plastic PCV filter assembly that is mounted inside the air cleaner housing.
#3: My air cleaner does not have anything mounted to the snorkle.
#4: The spreaders are not original, but help keep the valve covers from distorting.