Sorry abt the quality.
Don't worry, with a bit of explanation they're readable I think
In the center there is a large contact that acts as a button with an auditory beep as a haptic feedback.
Which is which?
There's two boxes in the pictures (one with a broken "UP" push button).
The one with a broken switch has got a female(?) 9 pole Sub-D connector that's very rusty.
The head rest with the two aluminum sensor plates has got a male 9 pole sub-D connector lying up against it in one pic, but in another pic it looks like a female connector?
In other words... If you add a comment to each picture, so we'll know what we're looking at, it will help.
I got the impression that you have 3 controllers, one that you don't like and two that is better. Would the photos be of the two old controllers?
What kind of connectors (type and gender) are there on the controller you're using now?
And once more... Do you have anyone local that can help you measure signals and perhaps open a box for a photo session?