No I figured it out, the fans heat pipes are attached to the top metal casing of the fan, and I just had to unscrew the metal casing from the top of the fan to free it. Doing so I also found out that it wasn’t the fan that was the problem, but that it was a ton of dust and other crap build up inside the heat sink fins blocking airflow.
Open a command prompt window as administrator (Open start menu -> search for command prompt -> right click -> open as administrator) and run the command below. After doing that, restart your computer and try downloading something. "bcdedit /set useplatformclock false"