Have you considered buying something like this?
Thanks rpqmr2. I found exactly what I'm looking for.you can get the brake cube for about $5 at harbor freight, or just use some pliers/screwdriver
You definitely want to have the bleeder open. It will make it much easier. You also get rid of some old fluid while creating a really good mess. Once you've got it reassembled, one press on the brake pedal with the bleeder open will get rid of any air that might have been introduced. Make sure you close the bleeder while the pedal is on the floor.I heard you can use pliers but I'm planning to compress it w/o bleading/releasing some brake fluid. This is why I want to have to right tool to make it easy.