glove80 assembled! got the switches-not-soldered option and replaced the switches and soldered all of them. it works!
we also had to improvise and use some nanotape to protect the fcc cables from nearby sharp solder joints/pins but !! it is okay! it works (: and it should be fine for now. hopefully we'll still have the will to open it back up to properly cut them when we have a good tool for that