Got my replacement top panel for the Sniper in the mail today. Although it took almost 4 weeks time from sending in a part request to getting the part to my doorstep, and I never paid a penny and they kept in the know about the process, so I'm impressed with CM's customer service
I discovered that the panel's I/O area has a modular design.
So I was able to take out just the board that contained what I needed (headphone jack).
Now, I also have a cool little power/reset switch and fan controller to toy around with, along with an extra top panel.
I'll enjoy my computer for the remainder of today, but I'm going to have a lot of stuff to do to it tomorrow. Install the new I/O board which will mean I have to disconnect everything else coming from up there and undo some CM straps. I also think I'm going to flip around my DK to how it should be positioned.