That's the repair shims that Ford sold to shim up the clips on the older UVCHs. They charged about $10 for three of the shims. That's why some guys use the 50cent mod, consisting of slipping a quarter under the locking clip.
Neither will work well on the newer UVCHs, as they have plastic nubs under the locking clip that make them springier. I suppose you could trim off the nubs and use the shims or quarters, but the UVCH sells for about $25 a side from RockAuto (Chinese made Dorman product, but identical to the Chinese made Ford, Alliant or International UVCH), and it makes sense to just replace it when you're under the VC doing GPs or injectors. Same goes for glow plugs - once you're in there, just replace all 4 GPs.