I didn't want to do it either so I get where you are coming from. Don't fret about it too much because look https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-parts ... r-42590245
$150 gets you all shiney new again.
Kudos on your 8 to 10 plan, I'll see how long I can keep myself from that VW electric bus. I love the bolt but I have 27K miles in 18 months so that'll be some high mileage.