I hope me explanation is better than my picture skills!!!
1: Make sure you turn the top inside out
2: With a seem cutter cut a small hole in the seem and gently pull out the pads.
3: With the seem cutter gently and accurately pick off the pad seems. Don't rush this bit.
4: Once removed get a pin and pin the seem shut then get then thread and needle.
5: Sew up the hole, now remember your top is inside out so if its not neat it don't matter coz no one will see it.