WYYC 2013 SE yoyo

I know it’s kinda late to ask, but does anyone know how to remove the caps from the WYYC 2013 SE yoyo. I think it is called the yoyomiracle illusion or illusions…? I’m not really too sure, but this yo-yo means a lot to me (sentimental value) and after I put the caps in, it doesn’t play well at all. The caps are made of a thick plastic and I’d rather not break them with a knife. If it comes to that though, I’m willing to do it. I really like how it played before I put the caps in. I put them in thinking that I’d be able to take them out if I didn’t like them but that isn’t the case. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated! :slight_smile: