Finally did this using the OP's method with the small screwdriver on my E90. Used electric tape which, although I did get small dents, worked well. A bit of touch up paint and it is good to go. Love the LED look.
Current: 13 X5 Diesel, 991 Carrera S 50th Anniversary Edition
Gone: 11 E90 M3 ZCP, 07 328i ZSP, 05 330i ZHP, 04 996 GT3, 02 525iA, 02 996 C2, 01 Boxster S