Yeah I'm a damn fool. hahaha. So to unload it when i took the old one off, I put a T50 torx on the pulley itself. That worked great. When I was putting it back on, I tried to do the same thing and obviously that failed. So I went out, got myself a T60 and used the designated slot for that and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the follow up and to the OP for the write up!
E92 2007 328xi Auto. Sport, Premium & Cold Weather Pkgs. Stock but I keep it clean tho...