[Q] Power button issue resulting in boot loop
I'm having a bit of an issue with my S3. It started yesterday when my power button became more or less permanently pressed in. It can't be used to wake up or lock the phone, and the power menu would continually pop up. While this was annoying, I figured it wouldn't be a major deal, and I would reflash stock and take my phone to verizon. I went to boot into recovery in order to make a back up...and now I'm stuck. Since the power button is permanently pressed in, the phone can't boot into recovery (I'm pretty sure if you just keep holding down the power button when trying to boot into recovery it will just turn off the phone again since this is what seems like is happening). So now I'm just stuck in a loop where my phone can't do anything except attempt to boot into recovery and then turn off. No matter what way I try to turn the phone on, it will only try and boot into recovery (and fail) now.
So what are my solutions? Can I try and open up the phone and fix the power button? Is that extremely difficult? Is there a way I can flash my phone back to stock in its current state and take it back to verizon? Should I just take it as is and hope they help me? I'm at a loss here.