The AR engineer came out and determined that I must have run over something that caused all the damage, so they refused warranty repair. Of course I don't have any proof of what I did or did not run over. All I remember for sure was that the road was smooth, no obstacles in sight. However, it is very possible that something slender like a metal stick of some kind, was laying flat and when the front wheels passed over it, and kicked it up, you can visualize how the damage could've occurred. Anyways, my insurance paid for it. That's the story.
To other buyers who PMd me about the button, it's sold.