Morty . . . not sure why you seem fixated on pushing this. Here is a quote from the Administrator of the DJI support website:
"The thumbsticks on the released Mavic are not removable. Please don't attempt o remove them with a lot of force or you risk damaging the controller. Hope this clears things up."
You are giving people bad advice . . . please don't respond. You've made your opinion very clear. Even if a lower level DJI employee said it's OK, the official position is that it can damage the controller.