So if you have a space restricted project and you don't need the extra i/o pins that a 14 pin value line device houses, no longer do you have to abandon your dreams of using the MSP430 in your project.
Introducing the 6pin MSP430 device.
Here is how I modified my device:
Since I've not damaged the die programming still works like a charm and the whole device operates as expected. The next step will be doing something with it.