Apologies if this isn't the right StackExchange site to go to, seemed like the best option.
I 3D printed a phone cradle for myself that was built for use with right-angle USB connectors. My phone has a USB-C port and the cradle does its job, but with a minor annoyance: I have to hold the cradle down in order to remove my phone from it because the USB-C plug clips into place (as it normally should!).
But for the cables I'm using for my cradle(s), I'd like to stop them from clipping on so I can just slide my phone out of the cradle without needing both hands to do so. Is this possible?
While writing this question, I did find this question and answer with a diagram that shows the retention springs, and while I appreciate knowing where they are now, I can't easily envision a way to restrain, break, or remove the springs to accomplish what I want to do.