I think you're absolutely nuts dude. Slow down, take a deep breath and have a beer. Then read what you just posted.
IIRC, there's a spot behind the switch panel/door panel cup where a screw is supposed to go in, as to secure the center area of the panel to the door. On mine the hole was kinda messed up and I had to use like a 1/2" or so washer with the screw (hole was worn and the screw would just go through it when tightened beyond a certain point).
** Just re-read your post (I see something new each time, lol). Is it the lower half of the panel that is not secured??
I'm not sure how cutting up the door panel as you describe will help the situation any, unless you are just pissed and need a little retribution. When the dust clears though I think it will have made matters worse.
Maybe post a couple pics to help us understand what's going on here...
2001 Laser Red GT convertible; all of the usual bolt-ons.
1967 Notch; 200 I-6, C4 auto.