The piece with the resistor is meant to go in the board. The reason is that it’s fairly easy to short the two male bullet connectors vs the female side. Same reason as that side should go on your batteries.
You talk about taping over it, but what is wrong with turning the phase wire guide upside down and that way the phase wires will be in between the board and the bottom of the guide, no need for taping.
How thick is the phase wire guide? gotta be slightly below 1 cm.
I’m aware that would mean you will need to unscrew just to take the wires out, but that should not happen too often.
I’ve heard that, but I’ve always done it like this and never had any issue at all. I’ll try it the other way on my next build, see if I like it. Doesn’t the XT90 female piece get broken pretty easy outside of the board?