You saved me from my next pair of steel cutters!
Being the beginner I was, I didn't know how to get the diode out, so I tried to cut the metal around the diode with a pair of wire cutters, I squeezed very hard and the blades snapped and hit me in my thigh, lucky I was wearing jeans. those were...
I'm sorry I can't see the images that well, they are blurry, could you possibly upload images with a better resolution?
The Diode should look like this.
Very small. it's inside of a sled, probably soldered.
usually you'd have to de-solder the diode out.
which can be found in this