Yep! Same thing happened to me. You don't need to clip the wires though. What I did was found another JF member who was parting out a WJ and he sent me the whole wiring harness that just plugs in. I ordered some of these (below) and then tried them on my existing partially melted sockets and they still worked so I have a spare license plate socket harness now. I love the LEDs because they don't get hot enough to hurt anything.
Look on eBay for white LED 194 bulbs and there are a ton of different styles. I tried a few of the really cheap ones and these put out the best/most light. There are brighter better ones, but for the money I say these are the winners.
I see you're from Utah. What part?