Today I successfully installed a Game Boy Pocket(MGB) LCD(Liquid Crystal Display) into an Original Game Boy(DMG).
I cut a slot in the LCD PCB(Printed Circuit Board) above the ribbon cable to slide the ribbon cable through the PCB to make room for the MGB ribbon connector. I scraped off some of the solder mask and soldered the MGB ribbon connector on to the DMG LCD board using the ground tabs of the connector.
I then strategically placed the wire along the board and glued it in place. At this point this board is no more difficult to install than a regular DMG LCD.
The best part is that I can replace this cancerous LCD with a new one just as easily as I could replace the LCD in an MGB.
And a Hand Held Legend backlight panel fits with no problem.
Thanks to the NeX and everyone else that figured this out! More information as well as how to do you own can be found HERE.