My overheated plastic was maybe 1/4 inch, and thankfully the connector isn't melted
Got a new switch coming in 1-3 days, since my dad likes to break things he shouldn't take apart in the first place... (Yeah, it runs in the family. I broke my trunk actuator taking it apart. Pssht, it didn't work before!)
Should I be wary about just swapping it in? If, say, the module is bad, is it going to fry this switch, too? Gut feeling tells me it'll be fine, and this'll fix the problem, but these new cars like to dangle electronic problems over my head, just out of reach.