I'm guessing this is an AMD CPU? I'm not positive because I've never seen or heard of anyone doing it, but I would doubt that it would work. The pins need to "engage" into the socket to make an electrical connection.
If it's an Intel CPU, I'm positive that it wouldn't work (and with the way the mechanism is for Intel CPU's, you couldn't do that anyway and still put the cooler on it).
It is AMD, and i am not 100% if i did or not, i just want to ask if it would work before i freaked out about it.