Photoshop: Ability to merge down only the selected part of a layer

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Make a selection in top layer and merge it into the layer below leaving the top layer intact, minus the selection.
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If I understand your request, the workout for this would be to create a New Layer via Cut. (Layer > New > Layer Via Cut). This will extract what's in the selection to a new layer. Then you can merge just that piece with the layer of your choice.