I ordered the new valve off Amazon (metal handle this time). $14.48 with free Prime shipping. I'm really not afraid of the install. I will do a SUPER good flush and throw some baking soda down the drain before I get started. I think I have some plasti-dip laying around too. Good idea!
On a side note, if you shop Amazon, check out smile.amazon.com. It's Amazon's fund-raising site. Anytime you buy something they will make a donation to a charity that you choose. Costs you nothing. I am donating to the Brevard Schools Foundation. I work for the local school district and they help us out a lot! Just a thought.