Don't Give up Yet
Just figure the two holes for the lock's are for the lil- critter's to breath once you put them in their
You can always fashion a set of custom plugs later : maybe use a different specie's of wood
maybe even cast a jewel into them with resin. Kinda like a knot hole repair
Just pondering without a sketch: or a eraser
Remove the long cantilever arm's off the long std lock assembly and maybe move them over to the same side - up close - using only the short section - arm of the lock
Repair and plug the fractures slot : Maybe think of a tongue and groove with a wooden tang on the drawer top - notching into the casement, maybe a dowel into a socket.
You can even get wicked crazy - with roller drawer slides and a set of pneumatic strut lift's. Up and rolls off to the side for a table.
You haven't got the wheels or collapsible handle figure yet -
Install handles : So you don't lift by the lid.
You can also go Houdini - Not lock's - just pill pin's or the magic hand shake on the handle's - Leve em in their to confuse them
Pencil Paper Eraser : It will work out - Wax ON / Wax OFF
Of all the furniture : a 6 sided box is the hardest
When I get weird-ed out on a project I just take a spin around the shop on this - they know enough not to bother me till I got it figured out or I stop talking