No problem SD. I hope the new relay fixes the problem. Since you're gonna remove the relay (or already have), you can check the relay for operation by putting +12V to one of the two connectors right next to the fuse, and grounding the other. If you get a click, put an ohmmeter across the two main battery/starter screws to check for continuity. No continuity = bad relay.
Did you have have an occasion where you cranked it over for quite a while before it lit off? This situation might cause a heat buildup that might have melted the plastic and damaged the relay.