I don't know what that poster is envisioning, but here is what happened to me (twice)
The cable passes through a bracket on its way to the throttle body. On this bracket is a grey clip that the cable tube passes through. The clip breaks, allowing the cable tube to pull out and shoulder on the edge of the clip. This pulls the cable attached to the throttle body out about 1/2".
Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for the day. Set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.