I've begun my first real project with arduino, creating a small 5-push button panel to be used for my games, as sort of an experience-gaining project. I realized that when I got my puttons, I didn't have a drill bit big enough to drill holes for them, so I ordered a step-drill bit off of amazon, got it yesterday and it worked perfectly, and was able to drill holes easily to mount my pushbuttons.
Now I am trying to decide the next steps. Is soldering necessary? I have bought soldering equipment to learn when the time comes, but I would like to know if I can simply join the wires and bend them back(to prevent from coming loose) to the hooks of the back of the pushbuttons? This way I can prototype quicker to make sure that I am doing it the correct way. Once I am ready to finish it, I'll then solder it.
Eventually I will learn to solder, but for now I wanted to know if I can skip that step for now and come back to it later.