Quoted from j69:
It's screwed at both ends multiple times. I appreciate it's probably the right way to do it by removing them but I'd be having to gouge them out of the wood all over the place. I'm gona leave them in.
I've bought some specialist wood filler for 'large areas of damage' so I'll give that a go. It's hidden by the leg if I botch it. I'll post some pictures when I do it
It looks like you have some flipper button wear. If you plan on just making a player, sure, just patch it. If you are going to do the decals you will be better off spending the time to take it apart and do it right. You can use titebond and some pipe clamps to do a really good job without going crazy. fixing the missing wood will be something that you should not do with bondo, you will probably need to cut in a patch.