If you are referring to the gear on the shaft that sticks horizontally out of the bracket then yes. The gear that is supposed to mesh with that should be removed and out of the way. I removed the plastic around it as well so that I could get a pair of vise-grips in there.
One thing to note, that gear is not permanently attached to the shaft that you are trying to rotate. Mine fell off at some point so the last time I changed out the bulbs I had to use some really long needle nose to get into the narrow space around shaft. That shaft is oval shaped which gives you just enough of a surface to grab onto. It was quite the pain though so make sure you grab that gear before it dissappears on you.
2012 TDI Exec
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