I'd feel really uncomfortable bending those wires.]
Same here, I'd be concerned about messing them up. A couple of later posts mention rotating the sensor cover towards the firewall as having the same affect as bending the brushes. Based on the pictures and description of the sensor, and its orientation in the car, it sounds like it would work. The only thing I'm not sure of is whether it will work on the 11 and newer cars. The ability to rotate the sensor cover depends on the cover-mounting bolt holes being slotted.
minja, when you were doing the tape mod, did you happen to notice if those bolt holes were slotted or not?