After a few failed attempts with different tools it looks like I'm finally going to pursue a re-shell! I've wanted to pretty much since I've had these guys so it's about time. Found a place nearby that does ear impressions for $75/$55 CAD/USD so I'm going take advantage of that.
I actually have an unopened backup set of UE10s, but I'm hesitating on breaking into them... I don't really need to, but I lack a decent portable sound option now.
Get radians diy self impression kit for $10 from amazon,cvs etc, spend 10-15 mins to take your ear impressions urself and when ur done,have them shipped to the re-sheller that you wish,simple as that......you make use of that remaining 80-85% of that cost to re-shell+s/h!