Do what you have to do, man. I'm sure if you like pinball enough, it's not an easy decision for you, so the reason you've considered it has a much deeper consequences than getting a fuse replaced, or a new high score.
Roger Sharpe said he thinks what people like about pinball is the "inevitability of an outcome". I know I don't handle life well when I'm in a situation that I have no control over. Sounds like you have come to a point where you can have some control, and it's a better path than to stay on the current one.
Good luck, Mike!