The bearing on my tV888 is stuck on the boot and I have clue how to get it off with out scratching it or denting it.
And unless you’re some super strong man, you shouldn’t really have to worry about breaking it using just pliers.
i have a dv888 and have the same problem, i use a drill bit to pop it out works great for me
u can put in the freezer for 5 minutes then try this it will pop right out
If you are still scared about using plyers just put a rubberband as a buffer between the bearing and plyers. Any old shirt will work too.