Hanging air freshener badly marked up center console

Hi All,
I have a weird problem. I have a 2001 Honda Civic DX. As you know, there aren't a lot of places to hang stuff, so when I bought this hanging air freshener, I hung it from one of the plastic vents in the
centre instrument console. After a few days being in the sun, I notice that where the freshener was contacting the plastic now has this sticky residue on it. I tried scrapping it off, but it marked up the console. It then dried and now it looks awful with all my scratch marks in it. I tried using WD-40 to remove the (now dried) residue, but nothing happens. Short of taking a brush and scrubbing the residue off, what options are there?
Has anyone had this problem?

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