Quoted from jgreene:
No wire terminals necessary just solder the wire leads to the switch terminals. Holes are not needed to make a strong solder joint.
To make life easier "tin" the terminals and wires before soldering them together. Use your iron to heat the switch terminals and melt a small bead of solder onto each. You will want to leave a small bulge of solder, not a massive blob. Next heat the wire ends and allow a small amount of solder to melt and wick into the wire to "tin" them. To attach, press the the wire against the terminal, use the iron to heat and melt them together, hold/cool and your done. A good solder joint done this way will Probably be stronger than the wire itself.
Thanks for the step by step I followed your instruction by the letter.
I found it difficult to get the solder to start melting when touching two tinned parts together. I polished and re tinned my iron quite a few times throughout. It seemed to help when I just could not get something to join.
I also found it challenging to keep all the parts in place. A third arm would have been great.
Much respect to you techs out there. You solder pros have a special place in my heart now. Such skill required to do it well and in a timely fashion.
Took me 3.5 hours but I can happily say repair complete.
Most of the time was spent practicing on the old switch getting used to the flow and technique so as to not mess up the new components. Should be much quicker for me next time
Would have liked to get a better joint on the white wires but it works perfectly and I'm tired