Got my Switch back from Nintendo's repair subcontractor, with a fresh dock, brand new screen, and containing all of my save data.
The hilarious part is that the new dock is bent inwards as well-- and I've already put a tiny scratch onto the corner of the repaired screen, in the two and a half minutes that I was carefully measuring how much room it had to insert into its new cradle! One insert, one scratch.
I think the lesson here is that I need to completely disassemble the dock, and just remove the front part of it altogether-- it's the most bafflingly designed piece of electronics I've ever used, and I've been using electronics since the early 1980s.
Time to order one of these goofy looking "Y"-shaped screw drivers so I can take this bastard apart, before I can even play this damned system on my TV again (alas, I'm not much of a handheld person).
Or just sell this stupid thing on Craig's List and be done with it; I'd almost rather pour the cash into PC, Saturn, or PC Engine games. I've never been an even remote Nintendo fan...