What happens when your MEI AE2631 bill acceptor belt gets jacked and you only have a Mars AE2601 spare?

Well just take off the face plates on the MEI AE2631 and AE2601 acceptors.
Then put the Mars AE2631 faceplate on the AE2601…. done.  Well I did it a couple months ago and it worked fine?  (2016/7/26)  🙂