So you're saying just bridge the contact points using wires instead of finding a replacement resistor?
That would probably work in most cases but also could mess things up in some scenarios.
I may have misinterpreted your post though, looks like you're just giving soldering techniques.
If you don't have the resistor, find someone who has the same board, ask them to post a picture or something so you can get the same resistor. If you do have the resistor, then find a resistor color code online and order one.
It's easily fixed, but will be hard to find out which part to use.