CPU fan push-pin is broken, how can I fix it?

Treeroy

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I've just put the cooler on to my CPU, it's a basic cooler so its design is push pin. However, one of the pins is broken. The pin doesn't fit in the hole, it's bent. Is it safe to remove the cooler and fix it, since the thermal paste has already been applied?
 

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