Mike... use epoxy
you must not have been paying attention when that EXACT same thing happened to me with my glow edge. It might have been before your time on this thread. 5 min epoxy is your best friend
I don't care what the manual says about that. CA will get stuck every time with the vertical stab.
It's so funny to hear about your reaction since mine was probably exactly the same. I remember the heart pounding feeling. I just ripped mine out with brute force cuz I didn't have any debonder. I had to spend 20 minutes gluing my stab back together in all the places it broke when I gripped it. Now I gotta try and find the post so you can feel like you have company