Great work, both the fix and the DIY. I am guilty of having done this and pic'd but never posted. I also had a broken pin on the lock cylinder that inserts into the actuator. Fortunately,(I'm bragging now) I figured that out first and ordered and waited for the lock cylinder before I took it all apart, but obviously, mine did not unlock even with the key! $89 for cylinder made to order like a key, less than a week.
Anyway, your pics are far better, so good I sat on mine! Thanks