I have a RG5EX1 that has a INFS3 in the middle position, but the low E pole piece is sticking half way out. I have tried screwing it back and it did not work as if the threads have been stripped or something is blocking it. I tried removing it as well and still no luck. This is a rather annoying issue as even with the pickup as close to the body as I can get it I am still hitting the pole piece with my pick a lot when I am playing chords.

Does anyone have an idea of what I could do to fix it other than replacing or removing the pickup entirely?
Ball Pin, Tack Hammer, or Sledge?

Im tempted to just get out my dremel and chop that half off if no one can give me a better option. lol