Attaching old metal plate onto 32-081 kenlin socket

A quick learner from Kennesaw GA says:

Just received the order I placed with you a few days ago. I ordered 32-081, as the drawers already have the metal plate behind the socket and I didn't think I'd need to order those since I already have them. I'm able to pop the old (cracked) plastic socket out, but am having trouble getting the 32-081's to pop onto the metal backing. Is there a trick to this? There is a piece that sticks up in the middle of the metal backing that SHOULD pop into a hole on the 32-081 but I don't want to force it and it's not popping on there easily. Thanks

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Good Morning Mary,

The metal guard featured on the heavy duty Kenlin socket 32-082 is attached to the plastic socket at the factory. I do not think you will be able to reattach them yourself at home. I tried playing around with a couple here and it does not seem like the metal guard can easily be removed from the plastic socket and then reattached to another socket.

You can use the plastic drawer socket without the metal guard.
A quick learner from Kennesaw, GA says:
Thanks for your quick reply. Actually, I was able to pry the old plastic piece out of the metal guard with a screwdriver and it popped out. Then, I took a small pair of pliers and lightly applied pressure on the top and bottom (under the metal guard and on top of the plastic socket), being careful to not force it. The plastic socket popped in without a problem and worked great. Hope this helps others with this problem. Thanks!
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for your reply, Mary! We're glad to hear the removal and re-attachment of the metal reinforcement worked out as planned. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.
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