my story is quite a bit different... the door has saged since i got the jeep, and i never did anything about it. because of that, i slammed it one day and the bolts holding the latching mechanism to the inside of the door pulled through the door.
it was an interesting 6 mile drive back home.
picture shows how i fixed it.
Nice. My original drivers door had something like what the pic shows but instead of plates of steel, the guy used big washers on the bolts. The bolts would start to come out randomly too. My Junk Yard door is perfect though, It was the only one there so I got really lucky. 96 Laredo door on a 98 Limited,lol. Im also lucky that all of the panel switches were the same. I kept the orignal panel and put it on the 96 door.