If it is the "snap cap" type, the pins are curved, so when you inset it into the board it "snaps" in. They are harder to get out, hold the board on it's side, apply heat to the pins and keep switching to keep them hot. Gently wiggle the cap side to side, pin side to pin side(no pun intended) and keep heating between pins. It will wiggle out once they are nice and warm.
If you rip through hole plating out, you can use a "solder stitch", where you strip a small piece of stranded copper wire, slide several strands through the hole and fold them over to the ripped trace on both sides, then solder them together neatly in place to the traces. Clive outlined this I believe in one of his guides.