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2000 S500 front strut bellow separated from bottom of strut

I have a problem with my 2000 S500. I lifted the front end up on jacks to replace brakes and noticed that the the plastic bellow lower end was loose from the lower plastic holder on the front passanger strut. Does anyone know if i can glue it back? My dealer parts department person told me that the bellow is not pressurized with air and it's only there to protect the strut from dust and dirt. Can this be right? I heard from others that the bellow is pressurized and that i should replace the strut to fix this. My suspension has not been leaking air before i started to work on my brakes. The bellow came apart from the holder while the car was jacked up. When you jack up the car the bellow stretches like an accordion and that's when it separated from the holder. I am thinking to glue it with automotive silicone or something like that. A new bellow costs $38 but i think i need to remove the strut in order to replace the bellow. Any help is appreciated
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