I'm not sure about that, Peter. In my excitement over the camera button fix I forgot the fact that my freaking gimbal lever doesn't move the gimbal! So I got that problem plus the bad stick. Now I'm doing a cost-benefit-stupidity analysis. I can get a new controller shipped for about $60 - $80 after my stubborn stupidity breaks the controller. But there's also the emotional cost of real dumb. Like just breaking the plastic casing in half by pulling too hard on it. Days of down time and fuming. Probably negelct my kids for a while too. But if I fix it AND save the cash, major testosterone boost...Believe me I can out dumb you!!
I would have already given up with all your concerns. I'm happy you found this forum, the right folks are here.