I think these people underestimate the power of Kiwi ingenuity
In my opinion, if you want it that bad, go for it.
As it turns out, you may not even need to solder it. If there are already little bumps there, I dont see why you couldnt just get the chip in place and clamp it down like theres no tomorrow. As long as the contacts on the board contact in the right places on the chip.
If you suspect there may be some film over the bumps, then an idea may be to give it a quick one or two over with some 800-1200grit paper.
If it works, you got yourself some bragging rights
If it doesnt work, you should of listened to everyone else
Either way will be interesting.
...reminds me of that one time I desoldered a 20pin ATX connector, then attached a 24pin PSU adapter on the underside to hide it from view. It worked