Hi my name is ***** ***** the timer and button/knobs are still available. However getting to them is something else. You will need to remove the front facial panel which may entail taking the top off. Once you have access and the front facial panel is removed you can (with power off) unclip the timer and move it forwards. If you take care you can often remove its plastic cover and remove any damaged button stems. Then its just a case of refitting it all and replacing the damaged buttons etc.