Hiding on P177 PHB states
You can’t hide from a creature that can see you clearly.
Then Mask of the Wild PHB P24 indicates
You can attempt to hide even when you are only lightly obscured by foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist, and other natural phenomena.
So, can a wild elf in melee combat with a creature in a wooded area with light bushes around them simply take a move action, move 5 feet in a light foliage square, then use his action to hide right in plain sight of his opponent (5 feet away)? Then complete his movement using the cover of the light foliage to escape ?
I am looking for the RAW ruling on this no interpretations must be traced back to specific words in official written rules or official WotC rule clarifications