Yeah, I bought the new one, metal, and replaced it. However, the new one is smaller in width and height, but it does work. I think I will just send it back and exchange it with an original. I mean hey, this one took 10 years to brake. Also, this metal one does not cover the wholes the same, so I am nervous water is going to get in there and rust it all up. Therefore, I think I am going to just go with the original. Thanks for the help everyone.
that is strange. Mine looked fine imo. I broke 2 in the first 2 winters I had my 02, Bought the metal one and it lasted till I traded it in. Im gonna buy a metal one to replace the plastic soon on my new truck