Only one side was broke for me so I only left the spring out on the broken side and had the one still in on the other side. When the armrest is in the down position the springs work to lift the armrest kid to reveal the little storage unit underneath it, the springs do not hold the armrest up to use the cup holders.Thanks for the replies.
Leaving the spring out is a great idea. But wife needs it to stay up and not flop down into the cup holder.
Delete is interesting idea. Got pics?
For now, I took it apart and jb weld the hoops back. I'll try to reinstall it later today.
If it breaks I'll prob just replace it with new or used.