I used a small plastic scraper. A credit card could work in a pinch. Then I hit it with some brake cleaner. Be careful not to get the brake cleaner on any of the plastics as it will eat right through it, it's a strong solvent.
Also there are two pastes: glue, which I am not sure the conductivity of, and some sort of dielectric grease on the threads for corrosion resistance and to keep the bolts from backing out (to an extent).
I tested the resistance of hardened glue with my multimeter and got a reading of 0L, indicating it's non-conductive. If anyone has found otherwise, please chime in.
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