Thanks for all of your great advice! I borrowed a jewelers tool set from my fiancÚs dad. And have a ton of qtips!
Noacronymn- no worries!!! I do the same thing to myself!!! I took it as mantra to repeat and keep in mind, these parts are not easily replaceable.

So the only thing is.....how exactly DO I get the shutter off??? I see screws in the back of the camera, but removing those did not get me anywhere, I was afraid to pull or push too hard and hurt the bellows. It's a proctor sv shutter.