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This seems like it will definitely be doable, but I only went so far into it. I plan to keep this socked away in the closet in case I sell the car and want to yank all my audio stuff out, so I have to keep it good.
Once you've got the head unit in hand, the faceplate comes off easiest. This is very good. You don't have to worry about messing up the CD player's alignment or anything else goofy.
Here's some pics:
Getting the faceplate off was a snap (literally). I did it with my hands. Grab the unit with the face down. Look around the inside edges of the faceplate's back and you'll see 3 little tabs per side. Just pull outward on the black plastic tabs until they unseat. Work around all of those and the faceplate will pull right off. Damn these Challengers were put together well. Everything I've done on them seems like it was well thought out for fixes down the road.
So in that last picture you can see there are about 8 hex head screws holding that circuit board to the plastic faceplate. I didn't undo those, but it should expose the AUX jack and then you can see what the problem is. It could be that the 5 little solder points on the back of the board (the side you CAN see in that last picture) broke. If that's the case, grab a small soldering iron at Radio Shack, some thin strand solder, and reattach them. I'd be surprised if it cost more than $20. If it's on the other side of the circuit board, be careful as you pull it free. There could be electrical connections that need to be unplugged. I'd recommend taking pictures of everything as you go so you can remember how to put it back together later.
2011 Toxic Orange R/T Classic Auto
Performance Mods: Diablo inTune I1000-DCX
Audio Mods: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS, HelixDSP, Zed Audio Leviathan III, Dynaudio Esotec 362 (active), Zed Audio Minotaur II, 2x JL Audio 12w6v2s (sealed ~2.8 cu ft)