the ICSP header at an angle so I'm trying to get it off, having some trouble (haven't gotten the solder pump down yet)...
Put the board in a vise.Heat the pin and the solder joint and then, while keeping the heat on, grab the pin from the other side with a pliers and it will pull out easy.
the plastic is keeping them from being removed easily, will have to just cut the plastic apart so I can de-solder one at a time (cant easily do all 6 at once lol)
I've done it as I described many, many times. Sometimes they put a little hitch in the pin to keep from pushing through casually, but, either way, heat softens the plastic such that it's no issue.Still, with the "solder-blob" method, you should be able to heat all 6 and pull them out as one by gripping the plastic header with a pliers.