Answered: Modification of limit switch under <R15>

I would like to know what might constitute a “repair” for a limit switch under <R15> i, in the NBN Game Manual, which states:

Internal or external mechanical repairs of VEX Limit and Bumper switches are permitted; using components from these devices in other applications is prohibited

Because the little metal arms are somewhat weak and break off easily, I would like to know if a “repair” might include just leaving the little metal arms completely off after they break off. The switches are still functional so long as you don’t mind using the little button under the lever.

Back in Round Up, Rick Tyler had this to say when somebody asked about limit switches:
“Feel free to bend axle shafts, structural metal, or the little arms on the touch sensors. Just don’t mess with the motors or servos.”
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I know that Rick Tyler’s comment was not in the official Q&A, but it was the only thing I could find when I searched the forum to see if this question had already been answered.

So is it permissible to use the limit switches with their lever arms removed?

The intent of this rule is to allow teams to repair damaged components. Removing the lever arm is not a repair.