All my switches have blade or screw terminals, so the wires going to them have female spade connectors or ring terminals on them. If the switch fails, I can bypass it by directly connecting the wires that were going to it. Not opposed to switches with pigtails - I'd likely make a serviceable connection at the end of the pigtails.
For ridiculously tiny wire soldering, I've had best results from immobilizing both halves of the solder joint (alligator clips, small clamps, mechanical crimp, etc.). Otherwise, I'll bump it before it solidifies and get a "cold" (dull) solder joint.
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