Stripped connector for 360 EX2 button. Am I boned?

So I did the 360 EX2 stick mod and all was well, but it was a really tight fit and the A button was being pushed on so much that it was difficult to press while playing. So I decided to open it back up and desolder the A and B buttons, cut the connectors down and resolder them back in so I could have some more give.

The round metal contacts around the holes are both gone. Ive tried filling the hole with solder and even soldering the connector to the nearest “pin.” I’m sorry that I dont know all the terminology but I’d have to assume losing the metal ring contact has come up here before. I can’t get the button working whatsoever so I’m really hoping there is a solution to this problem. Thanks.

can you post a picture of what you are talking about?