I need to know how thick the control panel of an arcade stick needs to be. I’m making an old cigar box into a hitbox, and I’m not sure if 5mm is too thin of a lid.

Should be fine, depending on the quality of the wood.

Okay, thanks.

Also, would there be a difference between using snap ins or screw-ins?

After a certain thickness, screw-ins are the only way to go. For 5mm though, snap-ins should be fine.

Thanks for your help.