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I had to remove a momentary power switch from my Motorguide foot control due to the rubber boot being worn and no contact being made. Forgot to document where the three wires were connected to the two screws (one screw in center of switch, one off center). I thought I remembered the black being on center and the white and colored wires being together on the other, but I'm not sure. please advise. Thank you

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