Hummmm…there is a limit to what my delicate sensibilities should endure.
So, today, I pulled out all the nails causing such an affront.
Tomorrow, I will Gorilla glue the cracks, pre-drill holes, and hammer in FINISH galvanized nails (which have no head). I will then set the nails (hammering them a bit below the surface), and then fill the holes. When I am done, the siding will be held in place…as if by magic.