Air Control Modulator on 96 Park Ave
I recently dismantled my dash while installing a replacement Pioneer deck, and realized that I was as close as I was was ever probably going to get to the air control modulator in my Park Avenue. Unfortunately the modulator is wore out, and air only arrives through the defrost and floor. While I have my dash taken a apart, is there anyway I could get at the control module and perhaps manually switch it to blow air out the middle dash vents? I know I should just replace it, but I can't really afford the prices I've seen around. Could anyone point me in the correct direction with at least getting at this component? I believe it'* sitting tucked a little deeper behind the glove compartment, does that sound correct?
I have attached what I believe to be looking for. Is there anyway I could just tinker with that component alone to get air to come out my middle vents, or is the replacement of that module the only real option?