Learn from my misery - peel them off along the broad side of the sticker (i.e., from the top down, perpendicular to the tubing)! Trust me, it's much easier this way. I tried pulling the first one off by peeling down the length of the tube and the whole thing flaked into a million pieces, driving me insane. I removed the second one as I recommended above and it was sooo much easier.
you people are all going to prison! I am an undercover sticker inspector- I also work for the mattress police. So get used to the words "a$$holes to belly buttons". oh, and dont drop the soap. You may think that removing those stickers is a victimless crime, but Herb has to earn a living one way or another!