I have been doing a suspension refresh on the rear of my e46 M3, replacing all the bushings and ball joints. I'm putting it all back together now and saw that the upper ball joint on the trailing arm didn't look right. It looks like the upper control arm pushed the boot in. I tried to pull it back into place with a small screwdriver but it still doesn't look like it was.
As you can see I've managed to pull the boot mostly back and the retaining ring looks like it's in place, however I'm concerned I may have damaged the integrity of the boot and therefore the whole joint.
Is this okay to live with, or should I replace the joint?