DIY Guy remodeling my master bath. Planned to do everything except the shower mortar bed bc it just seemed too tricky. SO...I had some not-so-great tile guys build the mud bed for my shower. They installed drain, pan liner and did the mud bed. They messed it up, isn’t level and not sloped properly. After much research I decided to pull the bed up and redo myself. I’ve removed the mortar bed and pan is intact. But the weep holes are filled with silicone. So my question is, can I loosen the clamp ring, remove, clean holes and then reseal it to pan? I have tried cleaning holes but I can’t get silicone out of them. I haven’t loosened the clamp ring for fear of messing up the pan. Can I remove and reseat/reseal so that I know my shower pan system will work with the traditional mud bed? Also, the linear drain I have has a rubber gasket that goes between clamp ring and drain base. It appears that it would block weep holes from bottom. But maybe this is just the way it’s designed. I have included a photo of the diagram that came w the drain. Any advice would be appreciated. I was going to try and float the slope w thinset but thanks to the advice on this forum, I realized doing the whole Mud bed over was the best option. So thanks for that advice!