We now had all the wiring exposed. What a mess! Plus a whole bunch of exposed screw points....from the stuff that was attached to the front of the wood panel. Looked like an accident waiting to happen to us. More bad news.....the wires all take a sharp left turn, then disappear behind the side of the frig before reappearing under the frig and out to the basement. To make a long, long story somewhat shorter.
This photo shows the new hole....the one with the white cord hanging out of it