You have to have the right tools to do it successfully. You need an graphite shaft puller, and I highly recommend using the GW0130 OEM Shaft Adaptor Saver Kit. With this kit, you can place the shaft in the adaptor like you would a club, heat the adaptor slowly with a heat gun and the adaptor should come off as you apply pressure on the shaft extractor. The link to the product is below. The images show how it is used.