For sure, I figured you'd have responded but it wasn't up to their standards. I just thought it was a funny coincidence that I was checking this thread right after seeing this come up on my feed. No ill-will towards you , Yodd.
If just the pad lifted it's pretty easy to run a hookup wire to where it needs to go, no need for a new board. Send me a PM or post some pics of the damage and I'll help you get it working. Alternatively, eBay is probably the best bet for something like that.
Did you try holding x and triangle as the game starts? There's also a shoddy forum post saying just mash X or start. http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30389&start=10
I understand that you've already taken care of the footage but I thought I'd add this