> You're suppose to squeeze the fingers on the backside of the MB as you pull the pins out.
Oh I tried that multiple times. Due to the quality of the materials it refused to "let go". The reason it was rocking was that its anchored at both ends and its narrow. And it uses springs to hold it down. Not sure why they do that. Maybe in case somebody hits it the heatsink returns to the correct position.
> if you want to reapply thermal paste, id suggest a thermal adesive. permanent but works
I've never heard of that, just thermal pads and thermal paste. Is there a brand name you'd recommend?