I have a 2016 Nissan Frontier, and I completed its first oil change last week. Naturally, the oil filter is angled upwards, so that even if I completely drain the oil pan, the filter is still nearly full of unabsorbed oil. And even better, it's extremely difficult to unscrew the filter, turn it upright, and extricate it from the mess of metal surrounding it. Nitrile gloves do basically nothing to keep me clean, and all the nooks and crannies below the filter get washed in oil, so oil will drip for days even after a significant cleaning effort.
Thus I'm looking for a way to get the oil out of the filter before I unscrew it. I found the oil extractor idea here, but it's not clear to me if such a device could not just remove the oil in the pan, but also from the oil filter itself. Does the relative height of the oil filter, oil pan, and end of the extractor tube matter? And does it matter if the oil pan itself is already empty (if I do that first to save time)?
This question is related, but it doesn't address draining the actual the oil filter.