Here's my fix and it's basically three washers (two-top one-bottom), two spacers (nylon) all held together by a nut and bolt.
Here's the shopping list:
1 - 1/4 - 20 x 1 1/2 bolt
1 - nut
2 - .45 X .325 X 27/64 nylon spacers
3 - metal washers
TOP to BOTTOM (purpose)
(increase surface area and decrease likelihood of string breaking or coming loose)
String from assist cylinder
(increase surface area of nylon spacers and prevent from coming apart)
(1. Simulate the original plastic piece in relation to the distance it protruded outside the glove box. 2. Not place undue stress on the assist cylinder nor other plastic components, possibly resulting in premature failure.
(same as above)
( placed inside glove compartment)
Works like a charm and perhaps I'll purchase the necessary hardware in order to install the glove box light which GM deleted on the 2009 and 2009.5 models in an effort to decrease the weight of the vehicle.
Dangit, I've got to learn how to re-size pictures. LOL
In order to remove the glove box, you'll have to remove a total of seven screws. There are three screws along the top edge of the compartment. Two screws located behind caps, one on each side of the front (facing) the vehicle. One cap is located under the trunk release button, and the other is on the right side, you'll see a little slot to insert a flat-head screwdriver. The final two are located at the bottom, one on each side. Also, there is a kick panel that pulls off easily from the bottom of the vehicle. I'd suggest removing this prior to removing the glove box since it's held in place by clips and they could break easily. Fortunately, none of them broke on muah or perhaps it's the touch. Also, pull the glove box towards you as opposed to pulling it straight down in order to avoid damaging the two plastic pins. They're located above each removable cap, at the top. Lastly, the trunk lid release switch wiring harness is held to the vehicle with a plastic clip, you'll see it on your left-hand side once everything is apart. The wire harness is just long enough to allow you to remove the glove box and get your hand behind it in order to disconnect. GL!!!