OK, I went out and popped the seat back off. It sits nice and flush as I said earlier. I would think after looking at it closer, that it would clear the snorkel. I took some reference pictures of the seat bottom and bike frame and if you want me to post them, let me know. I don't want to unneccesarily photobomb your thread.
"Dakar must be a race for few people, Dakar is a dream, the dream of the Rose Lake, if everybody finish it, the dream is over" Fabrizio Meoni