Mine had one of the grommets folded halfway into the hole. It can happen with hasty assembly, have a good light source going when you put them back on and make sure the two top pegs go in right, then the last one will be properly aligned to go in without a fuss.
Thankfully there's nothing much under them that needs attention.
Yarrr matey, I don't see a story there, but thanks for the effort of taking a pic.
No law says the dipstick has to be hard or straight ( insert off-color comment here lol ).
Old jeep gas gauges were nothing more than a length of broomstick, and thrown in the back when not needed.