when i bent mine the first one worked alright, then the second one i broke the tab off on the front. so out of the 4 tabs, one is broken. it went back together alright though and seems like it will work without it. or should i try and order/find another one?
It should be fine. Once all the screws are tight they should hold it together. I've got a set in front of me just now and it looks like those tabs will just stop the brake assembly lifint up - does yours lift a little on the broken side? Tighten the rear two screws and see if there's any play. Even if there is, I don't think it'll be a big deal.