Like the above says that's the wrong screw. I would not worry about damageing the fabric. My homemade sunrider hinge does not have a tube to go over it and the joint like yours otherwise is in a Z shape. Mine has not damaged anything
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.