Man are you in for a ride. They aren't the same by any means. What I can tell you is that you are in the biggest luck and you don't even know it. I just brought in a 20 y/o girls car who I am H22/manual tranny swapping. Her car is a dead balls twin to yours. Y5 engine/CVT tranny, 1997 model year. Her car has 87,000 miles, she's the original owner, and the tranny is still in perfect functioning condition. I was going to sell it to my local Honda dealership (the parts manager knows me and wants it for a future warranty claim), but if you need the tranny it's for sale.