newbie assembly question

Hello All,

I'm a rookie trying to assemble my first "kit" Really just soldering a joystick into a breakout board. I have this joystick

and when I try to insert it into the PCB the pins are too large for the holes. I've learned through experience that if you have to "force" something you probably aren't doing it right ;-) So, is this common when inserting components into PCS's or am I doing something wrong? The pins line up, they're just too big.

TIA Dave

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