From the instructions in the manuel it seems pretty easy to remove the crazy cool heatsink from the back of the board so I can use a non-push pin cpu heatsink. I figure while I'm at it might as well remove the whole Silentpipe cooling system and apply some better paste. It's mostly screws except here where it's two of those white plastic pins. How do you remove these pins without damaging them?
squeeze them together from the back (I use my fingernails) and then they should pop out on their own. If it looks like the latches have disengaged, but it still won't pop through, use a plastic/rubber tool to push it through from the back of the board.
Be careful when they pop out. They can fly amazing distances.