Anyway to do this without damaging it? I believe its a competition but I’m not sure.
hold down on the actuator (the square thingy that hits the switches), while grabbing something thin and yanking it out gently.
use a small standard screw driver and gently pry it out while pushing down the actuator.
If you do it too much sometimes it gets stretched out. If this happens use a pair of pliars to squeeze it back together.