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Using the pliers, tightly wrap a paperclip around the shaft you have removed. Wrap it near the end that is NOT splayed out, then pull it up to the end which IS bad, as you move it up, it will squeeze the splayed ends back in place.

Other methods from commenters: heat shrink tubing, small spring (like from a pen), aluminum duct tape, thin fiber-glass tape impregnated with JB Weld let dry overnight, short length of copper pipe or a plastic straw

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