|I think he means he WOULD NOT try any harsh motion to that area.|
Try a few tools that might grab on the side instead of trying to screw it out. Small vise grip or maybe side cutters could catch it. A good soldering iron (not gun) might heat it enough to help remove. Might have locking compound on it.
How can one strip such a small screw?
1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.