F**K: Just recorded best podcast of my life and now stuck "stopping recording..."

If you're reading this I'm still fingers crossed, letting laptop finish "stopping recording...", so pls advise

I'm using MKV format but even the partial file is absent...?? My laptop specs are mid-range at-best but if OBS is still currently using 35% of GPU resources in Task Manager (I selected GPU encoding OBS setting), will this eventually finish? And did pressing "stop recording" while the recording was paused break it?

Laptop Specs
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, RX Vega 10 Graphics, 8GB DDR4, 512GB SSD
Performs fairly poor on CPU benchmark

Full log: https://obsproject.com/logs/e6knQt2-hqum9PBB
^ use Ctrl + F to search for "recording start" to see healthy 2min test recording that worked fine

from the recording start to current latest entry:

18:29:40.218: ==== Recording Start ===============================================
18:29:40.218: [ffmpeg muxer: 'simple_file_output'] Writing file 'C:/Users/calvi/Videos/2022-09-29 18-29-40.mkv'...
20:58:13.223: output simple_file_output paused
21:31:21.397: output simple_file_output unpaused
22:03:18.800: Settings changed (general, advanced)
22:03:18.801: ------------------------------------------------

2880x1080 (to get both webcams in one frame)
Output settings screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/jgQMDEh

(Reply if you wanna see anything else, OBS allows me to look at and change most settings, while "stopping")

Task Manager
Screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/aa4PBlM
RAM is being used but disk writing is at 0%............. that has to be a bad sign...

pls OBS veterans pls halp

thx in advance for halp

Edit: even though log says "unpaused" OBS still shows in UI that it's paused
Edit: some user said press again to force stop recording, I did do that earlier and button became permanently blue (instead of becoming blue during click and then returning gray)
Edit: log file updated...

00:55:10.264: Max audio buffering reached!
00:55:10.264: adding 938 milliseconds of audio buffering, total audio buffering is now 960 milliseconds (source: Desktop Audio)
Is it bad that this 35% of GPU for OBS is not detected as "Video Encode" and therefore could be just simulation ("3D") of the video files within the main OBS windows...