Thanks. All about getting leverage in the right place I guess.
Yes it is!
I'm going to recommend that purchase the 2-piece set that I'm showing, they're bulkier than dental picks, here is where I got them from:http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-o-ring-hook-scribe-set-42159.html
The shape of the hook will not domage the bearing when prying. Also, if you cut about 1/4" off the angled pick above and do a little filing with the dremel, you could use it to remove bearings that won't budge. It doesn't always work though, sometimes nothing will help.