Ok, here is one for the books... I FINALLY GOT THE F---ing water pump out!!! I tried the M6 screws, but the pump just laughed at me. Then a mallet. No such luck. How about a crowbar??? Not a chance. Just when it was looking like I brought a knife to a 3 day gunfight, my friend had a suggestion. He had one of those Remmington handle tools that you put a .22 bullet into one end and then put the other against what you are trying to obliterate. Then he hit the tool with a hammer like you are supposed to so it sets off the bullet... BAM!!! A little piece of that pump flew right off! BAM, BAM!!! After 2 more times of reloading and firing, guess what? The pump finally came loose. I was soooo elated I can't even tell you. The thing that is killing me though is that my car is a '96 with 180k miles on it. All I've been doing is reading on the net about how the original pumps with plastic impellers break all of the time and you should replace them. My car had a pump with a plastic impeller! Do you think that it was the OEM piece? I just can't believe it lasted that long if it was. Anyways, now that I have it out, I'm just fishing out the rest of the plastic pieces out of the block.
The good thing about this was that it did show me that I can fix my bimmer without dropping tons of paper on it. If my old company didn't shut down and this happened, I probably would be up to $1,700 by now at the auto shop. I wanted to thank everyone that helped me on this. You guys were awesome. Now hopefully when someone else comes across a more than stubborn water pump, tell 'em to pull out the Remmington. Just so you know, when I pulled that water pump out I smashed the *!@#ing life it never lived out of it.