Microsoft Surface Pro 2
With my four packs of iFixIt picks and some locally-procured tools I tacked the job of replacing a stuck power switch on my Surface Pro 2. It is every bit the challenge described above. The good news, I was able to complete the repair. The bad news, I pushed too hard on one of the picks and severed a connection under the digitizer and now the left 1/3 of the screen doesn't respond to touch. Bummer. I'm working around it by resizing windows and moving the onscreen keyboard a lot but I might need to go the extra mile and replace the screen. But following these steps I am no longer frightened about tackling that.