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They won't work. The pins are recessed inside the angled housing. Modding it wouldn't be worth the trouble.
You might as well buy pins like these and get your existing cable changed out:
Or, buy one of these cables:
Don't take a Dremel to your cables. It won't end well.
The cables at the bottom are from Cosmic Ears (http://www.head-fi.org/t/626714/cosmic-ears-new-ciem-company-with-great-prices-including-hybrid-designs).
It's not exclusive to them; a number of European CIEM manufacturers are switching to this type of cable, including, but not limited to:
Currently, these are the only three custom IEM manufacturers that I know are using this type of cable, but there will probably be more following suit.
I'm not doubting your DIY/modding skills. It's just that the UE cable seems to be designed with the shroud as a structural support. If you remove it, there will probably be far too many torsional forces exerted on the pins, since they now don't have anything to help support them. I envision the pins breaking off pretty easily. They aren't like the traditional two-pin design, where the pins extend into the overmold; if you look closely at the UE cable, you'll see that the soldering joint is really close to the barrier.