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Adding elements to a field widget

What I need to accomplish is adding a link to a node to field widgets (the node contains the formatted instructions to properly compile the field).
The goal is something like this:

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“What is this?” is the link to a node, to be opened in a new tab or in a popup. In this example the field is a select, but it could be any type of field.

So far I’ve been able to add the node reference field in the field config form, using Third Party Settings:

function mymodule_form_alter(&$form, DrupalCoreFormFormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id) {
  if ($form_id === 'field_config_edit_form' && $form_state->getFormObject()->getEntity()->get('entity_type') == 'myentity') {

    $field = $form_state->getFormObject()->getEntity();
    $help_page_id = $field->getThirdPartySetting('mymodule', 'help_page_id');

    $form['help_page_id'] = array(
      '#type' => 'entity_autocomplete',
      '#title' => t('Help page'),
      '#target_type' => 'node',
      '#selection_handler' => 'default',
      '#selection_settings' => array(
        'target_bundles' => array('help_page'),
      '#default_value' => $help_page_id ? Node::load($help_page_id) : NULL,
      '#weight' => 100,

    $form['#entity_builders'][] = 'mymodule_form_field_config_edit_form_builder';

Now I’m having troubles retrieving this information when showing the form, and altering the field widget in order to display the link.
Using hook_field_widget_form_alter, I cannot get the custom configuration value from the arguments I have:

function mymodule_field_widget_form_alter(&$element, DrupalCoreFormFormStateInterface $form_state, $context) {


I guess I have to load the field configuration entity, but I don’t know how.

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