Maybe not pertinent now so long after the fact . . . but . . . 1. My antenna seemed to have some kind of locktite on it -- blue in color -- so I had to be a little forceful with a pair of needle-nose pliers angled around the connection housing. Get the tips in the nut notches and don't crush connection. 2. I cut a strip out of an aluminum can -- as wide as the broken tab and about 3/4" long. Sand both sides to get any paint/coatings off. Use a needle-nose to slide the piece through the silicone. Position it so that it lays over the good contact on the back and creates a new contact on the front. You can do this without taking the whole case apart -- just need to take the battery out.