A lot of these sensors are connected using some kind of plastic clippy. There are numerous different kinds of plastic clippys in production. This question is specifically about the kind that require you to pinch and pull. See the following:
In theory, these are simple enough. Pinch in the side(s) that flexes, pull out. In reality, these sensors won't fail for many years. By the time I need to replace them the plastic has become brittle, the sensor has bonded with its connector, and applying enough force to overcome both of these is difficult. Using a screwdriver to hold down the tooth is a recipe for a broken connector, if it isn't broken already.
Is there any tricks to help remove these things?