update: have taken it to a friend who is a mechanic and the two options ford will have are "keeping my car for a while for a fix or ripping it off or you figuring out how to deal with it"
I was just thinking about that... It seems that a wave washer could help that out without "popping", but who knows, I'm still waiting for mine.I hope it works. If you find that a washer is needed, the flat washer could be swapped for a wave washer. That would put some outward pressure on the latch.