If you don’t mind doing a patch job on the defroster tab, there’s a great product for this (and I believe, the only one that actually works):
Frost Fighter Rear Window Defroster/Defogger Tab Bonding Repair Kit 2000 https://a.co/d/4XcUrrr
It is a little expensive, but I believe that’s due to it containing actual silver in the kit. Definitely worth it IMHO.
Oh that's just perfect. $100 cheaper then replacing the rear glass, and easier since i don't have to pull the glass off, so definitely worth a shot. Looks pretty easy to do, so a penny saved is a penny earned right? Got that ordered up so maybe i'll be able to take 15 minutes and do that this weekend