So, I've tried to be resourceful and search everywhere but I can't seem to find a solution.
By what I've gathered, my problem might be a "nipple hickey" located in the center of junction box (side note: do NOT Google "nipple hickey" for a solution, at least to this problem).
The center nipple has what looks to be a slot for a flathead screwdriver but it is hollow behind the slot and no way it will turn.
There looks to be a metal surround possibly holding the nipple in place but I've tried pulling and turning and nothing moves. The surround has notches that don’t line up across from one another so it's nearly impossible to get a good grip to turn it. I can't get a flathead behind it enough to try yanking on it either. Is the solution as simple as this?
I'm trying to remove the box entirely to put in recessed wafer lights; even though the lights are thin, box is still in the way to install.
Is this thing a nipple? A hickey? A nickey? If it is or even if it isn't, how do I remove it to take out the box.