leave it out.
I managed to loosen the screws and I managed to get my girlfriend to push while I slipped in a screw to the hole that was causing me problems. (that sounds wrong, and yes I am so useless I had to get my gf to help)
So now I have all 9 screws in completely straight!
I just wanted to see thanks very much for the help, I was completely demotivated for a while there, was wrecking my head that I couldn't get them to line up. But you really helped.
Thanks so much, really grateful!