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There is absolutely no reason for drywall work, in this situation. Well, maybe 1...
Unless you hit a fire stop - horizontal 2 x 4 midway up the wall, between the studs. If this is the case, you could buy a $40 3' flexible drill bit, and drill a hole from below, through the small single or double-gang hole (where the cable comes through the wall). It helps to be certain that you're in the correct stud bay - measure - don't rely on the placement of that other coax (it may cross a vertical stud - prob not, but you never know). So, you'd drill from above in the attic, and from below with the flex bit.
These long flex bits are very, very tricky to use, I've read. Many installers don't use them as a matter of principle. They end up in places you don't want them, and it's very easy to patch and paint drywall. I own one of these bits, but I've successfully avoided using it.
I have a drywall/paint guy who would patch and paint a hole like that for ~$30.
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