Answer to: How to remove trackpad from MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Mid 2009?interesting... do you think you could have just disconnected the trackpad cable and used that cable for the new trackpad?
Answer to: Trackpad replacement MBP 17" 3.06GHZ core 2 duoThere is a chance it is just the adjustment screw for the trackpad. Actually it sounds like it is EXACTLY the adjustment screw for the trackpad. Do a search online for this repair. you need a special screw driver, but it totally fixable.