^ that's ridiculous. Why would they get rid of something as simple as the handle under the glovebox.
Same reason a 2006 Civic has a keyed option on the floor next to the hood release to disable the trunk. Security.
Having that frunk opening handle would make redundant the valet option which disables the frunk from opening on the touchscreen.
What they could have done is put the handle in the glovebox, and then have the valet option disable the glovebox access. Hey, that is a good idea!