You can either use a punch on the front side to knock them out the back or use Vice Grips to pull them out.
You are approx. 0.0055" toward 9 and 0.012" toward 6. By my calculation you would need two 0.013" put in roughly pointing to 1 o'clock to move the bell housing up and to the 3 o'oclock. According to the Lakewood instructions, you can get 0.014" dowels which should get you close enough.