even with the 2 missing it still fits/functions 100% in the amber housing. and unless you told someone you removed the tabs no one would ever know.Some people aren't allowed to handle sharp objects. I have no idea why they're allowed to operate a car.
The replacement socket part is like $4 from your Honda dealer in case you want to replace it afterwards. I actually replaced the socket because the reflective clear housing has 4 tab openings and just wanted to make sure no water would get in. Cost me $9 after tax and it wasn't even necessary to replace it.