I had a good conversation about bench press with a physical therapist I know, who had rotator cuff problems himself from heavy bench pressing. He said he read some research that showed incline bench allowed a shorter ROM while getting just as much muscle recruitment as flat benching.
He said if he had known that, he would have scrapped the flat bench for incline bench, and likely saved his shoulders in the process. This is secondary information, so I really can’t back this up except that the guy is very qualified and very current in research.
The Range of Motion idea makes sense, as the elbows don’t go much below the torso on incline bench, even with the dumbbells or bar touching the upper chest. If the arms going below the torso compromises the shoulder, then the incline bench might be a better alternative to flat or decline.