I have new pickups but i cant fit them to my ibanez direct mounting, because there is 6 screws sticking out on the back of the pickup( polepieces)

Ive been told that cutting of those screws alter the sound alot and its not recomended,

should i just drill holes in the body that are bigger than the screws? Would that be bad for the guitar? Would i have to make some "finish" into those holes?
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