Replace upper case - part no.661-5481 keep original components
I have a dent in the corner of a mid 2010 MacBook pro, it's only affecting the upper case part no. 661-5481, I have seen these retail for $299, but have seen some parts on eBay with water damage that are a lot cheaper.
Can the smaller components like trackpad keyboard, power button etc be removed from a fully working but dented upper case and have a new home in a water damaged case?
Apple have said this is not possible, although I'm thinking that it is simply not worth their while.
Thanks for your time.