**This is technical jargon. Do try to keep up here.
Now it is time to loosen the screws holding the wires to the switch. It is important to keep the orientation in mind. For instance, this is the brass side, while the opposite side is the stainless steel side. It would not be a good thing to reattach the new socket backwards.
Why? Well, let's just say that the electrical gods would be most displeased. And you wouldn't want to displease them, would you? No, I didn't think so.
This is an Underwriter's Knot. It prevents the cord from being pulled down through the appliance. In this case I did not have to undo this and then redo it, but it is a handy knot to learn how to do.***
***Not to mention the fact that it can prevent a catastrophe in your home. How good is that?
Okay, and we are all wired back up. How easy was that?