IF you can get to it, sure why not change it? i'm sure the filtering media in it will become clogged or worn eventually.... My '09 Civic, RIP, had a similar filter way on the back side near the fire wall and i never replaced it because it was terribly hard to get to. You would have to remove the air box, the intake tube leading to the throttle body but before you could do that you had to remove this cowl that basically shielded the back half of the engine. All i ever did was drain about 3 quarts and replace three quarts as it wasn't really recommended to replace that filter.
Thanks for your replies!
I have about 32000 miles on it. Looked under the hood today and couldn't find the filter. It's somewhere under the air filter/box behind the transmission. I'll look for it when I am under the car changing the transmission fluid.