I have been removing and cleaning the windows. Unscrewed the latch to clean it, and screwed it back in. But, I needed to remove it again. This time I went back to screw it back in and lo and behold the screw holes in the underlying component have disappeared!
I set it aside to come back to it.
Went to another window and removed the latch, holes are right there. Stepped away to clean something. When I returned, lo and behold the screw holes on this one magically disappeared too!
This is so weird, I have removed these before without issue, and have never seen disappearing holes before. Can any of you detectives tell me what is going on here? Suggestions for fixing also welcome, haha.