Putting the IC repeatedly in and out of a DIP socket would damage the IC pins too much, so I'd consider that a no. Even levering it out carefully with a tool, I'd say you'd get about 10 insertion/removals before the ICs and sockets aren't what most factories call production standard any more. 8-pin DIPs are short and thick so one-side-other-side gradual levering still noticeably bends the pins. And this is for development where there's plenty of removals and often with much less care than that.
A ZIF socket would be ideal but 8-pin DIP ZIF sockets aren't made. The smallest ones are 16-pin. But you could use a 16-pin ZIF and just use the leftmost or rightmost 8 pins.
Something I did a lot in development was:
- Put an IC socket on the PCB for the microcontroller (MCU)
- Solder a ZIF socket onto a turned pin IC socket
- Plug the resultant ZIF assembly into the socket
I'd use the ZIF socket in the ZIF assembly until the development was over. After that, I'd plug the MCU directly into the board IC socket.
You could do that here, using the 16-pin ZIF and soldering 8 of its pins onto the top of an 8-pin turned-pin IC socket.