Take out the screws holding the bottom cover on. Its very light & easy to remove/install. Might give you a good chance of recovering the part. Don't think I would drive around with a piece of plastic in contact with all that hot metal.
2013 BMW 135is 6MT conv JB4/ISO
2011 BMW 335is DCT Coupe JB4/ISO/BMS Flash
2009 Ford Expedition 4X4 EL - 2009 V-Star
2003 Nissan Xterra 4X4 - 1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 Splash
FFR Cobra Mk-IV work in progress