Quoted from Furio:
It was definitely glued on, no signs of solder on the connections and broken glue present. I glued it back down with some instant epoxy and the eyes light up just fine again. Mouth doesn’t. Movement of the head has come back for left and right movement, but it is clearly binding when going left and right. Going to check the connections again and retest. This is all trial and error on my part. Takes forever as I know nothing and am just watching videos and reading how to/diy guides along the way.
Um, yes, sorta...
The hot glue was to keep the wire from shaking loose in shipping.
The pinned connector was suffering from a weak/cold joint from the surface mount process.
The hot glue definitely helped the pinned connector to stay on and function lol.
As with most electronics, if you can get the contacts to touch, it works!
Good job on the temporary fix.