Methinks the OP is overthinking the follower.
When you open the floor plate, the follower and the associated spring fall out.
Don't overthink how it goes back in.
There must be some flexibility and spring for you to be able to load the magazine.
Push the top of the follower into the magazine well as you close the trap door.
This isn't brain surgery. My 77Vs as well as the two Rem700s I have all work the same way and they work well.
If you are not familiar with how they work, don't blame the gun.
Bolt guns are SWEET!!!